When slander is written it is called?

When slander is written it is called?

Written defamation is called "libel," while spoken defamation is called "slander." Defamation is not a crime, but it is a "tort" (a civil wrong, rather than a criminal wrong).

Is slander illegal speech?

The First Amendment protects free speech, but when an untrue statement causes real harm, defamation laws and constitutional protections can collide. ... However, defamation law often intersects with laws protecting the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.