limited purpose public figure

Definition of "limited purpose public figure"
  1. An individual who voluntarily participates significantly in a public debate with the aim to influence its resolution, and due to their public figure status, are obligated to provide proof of actual malice in a libel lawsuit
How to use "limited purpose public figure" in a sentence
  1. The well-known activist became a limited purpose public figure after their aggressive campaign on social media to influence local policy changes.
  2. By joining the controversial debate at the national level, she stepped into the role of a limited purpose public figure.
  3. As a limited purpose public figure, he had to demonstrate actual malice in his defamation lawsuit.

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