malicious gossip

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disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

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He pointed out that with all the celebrity websites and tabloid headlines these days what is actually just malicious gossip is considered news.
It's good news that the law might finally catch up with the idiots that post any amount of malicious gossip on Twitter without the slightest inkling whether it is true or not.
Be a role model as a team leader by promoting good conversation and stopping motivated malicious gossip.
The findings related to "prosocial" gossip motivated by the urge to help others, and not malicious gossip, which is designed to damage another person's reputation or benefit the gossiper in some way.
A second clip portrayed relational aggression, where girls steal boyfriends, spread malicious gossip and kick someone out of their social circle.
Like the time someone tweeted that Andy Thorn had left the club - an unsubstantiated claim that was run as a local radio news headline and resulted in the manager having to field a host of late night calls and later waste his time responding to malicious gossip.
Mechanisms must allow anonymity and prevent malicious gossip, he said.
Not malicious gossip, but the kind of gossip that came out of your being a writer, a sympathetic byproduct of actually looking at the world, and observing how you moved through it with other people.
In the absence of any communication from the top in the six months since Gordon Strachan went and the season was written off, the vacuum has been filled with lurid rumours and malicious gossip about imminent liquidation and anxiety over the chairman's long term commitment and plans for the summer.
More often, though, workplace politics take the more subtle forms of malicious gossip, rumors, or criticism through which the office politician controls the flow of information.
It has not been lost on me the fact there has been talk of Hughton going - but hopefully that is nothing more but malicious gossip.
Squabbling neighbours also found themselves on the receiving end of malicious gossip.
It is, if my understanding is correct, it is both a civil and criminal offence in this country to spread malicious gossip which stains the character of others.
Mr Kolvin said South Wales Police had received allegations about the man's voyeurism in October last year but the victim dismissed it as malicious gossip because she enjoyed a good relationship with her neighbour.