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Old 26 April 2018, 07:59 PM
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Yes, that's the standard interpretation of 'actual malice'

From the site I linked:
the following activities likely do not in themselves [Seaboe's emphasis] constitute what has come to be known as New York Times actual malice:
ill will or intent to harm;
extreme deviation from professional standards;
publication of a story to increase circulation;
failure to investigate facts;
contact a subject for comment; or correct or retract false statements after publication;
reliance on a single biased source; and
inclusion of edited quotations that do not materially change the meaning of the speaker's words.
Note: actual malice isn't always required for a statement to be slander or libel, but I'm not going to get into that nest of snakes.

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