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.
great diavlog with Lindsey and Frum
Brink Lindsey and David Frum are a couple of guys who I disagree with a lot, and who would think little of me or my opinions if they were ever exposed to them. But they’re both very bright guys, and this diavlog is among the best that Bloggingheads has to offer. Great for a big think on the past and future of conservatism.
Update: If you check out around the 37 minute mark, Lindsey talks about the benefits of having a college diploma and how the market pushes people to get a degree. Which is fine as far as it goes, but again– not everyone is capable of getting through a 4 year college program, and less than a third of American workers has a 4 year college diploma. This is something I think about again and again; the mainstream libertarian economic agenda seems to me to offer a very bleak outlook for uneducated workers in America, and that’s most of our citizenry. I’m still very interested in hearing a way forward for them from a committed libertarian.