Does the law of defamation cover things published on the internet? Disputes (business)

Defamation is where somebody makes a false claim about you that is damaging to your reputation. For defamation to occur, a false statement must have been published, which causes an individual’s reputation to be tarnished.

The law of defamation does cover things published on the internet, however, it can be difficult to know who to approach when bringing a claim.