In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
For the last two years, I’ve attempted to give up buying vidya games for Lent and, yes, failing both times. Two years ago, I had forgotten that Bioshock Infinite came out the week before Easter and, of course, I felt obliged to pick up my pre-order (made before I had decided to give up anything for Lent) BUT! I didn’t play it until Easter! Then, last year, I had decided to, for reals, not buy any games for Lent but then my job sent me to Annapolis again and, dang it, I wasn’t going to be getting on a plane with old boring dusty games! So I failed then too.
SO! THIS YEAR! I INTEND TO GET THROUGH LENT WITHOUT BUYING ANY VIDYA GAMES!
And I honestly expect that, this year, I’ll be able to pull it off. I hope. I find myself surprised at how easy it is to break an arbitrary rule of abstinence for myself. This is somewhat troubling to me. As such, I’m really going to try kicking my own butt.
So… what are you giving up for Lent?
(And I need another “Oh, I remember that song!” song for the post… oooh, here’s one.)