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Do You Need Libel Insurance for Your Tweets?

Libel insurance is now being sold to the average American, bundled with more traditional policies covering homes and cars...
June 14, 2017

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Libel insurance is now being sold to the average American, bundled with more traditional policies covering homes and cars. For an additional couple of bucks a month, you can buy yourself a little peace of mind, knowing someone else will foot the bill if you’re hit with a defamation lawsuit for what you say online.

Large insurers have long offered libel protection, but the coverage has gained popularity with the rise of social media. “It’s something that, because of where social media has gone, has made this a much different issue than it would’ve been however many years ago,” said Laurie Pellouchoud, vice president of homeowners insurance at Allstate Insurance Co.

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