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.
Hilzoy calls it quits. She was one of the left-o-sphere’s best voices of reason and calm. While I understand that she is happy with where things have progressed in the last 7 or 8 years, I can’t help but think that the pendulum is starting to shift too far in the opposite direction in our national debate. Hilzoy was a voice of restraint against that. She will be missed, regardless.