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.
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For those of you who weren’t there when I introduced myself a few months ago, I’m a recent graduate of the University of Virginia. And at the University I majored in “Political & Social Thought,” which is basically an honors interdisciplinary program. This is all by way of introducing a former classmate, Jia Tolentino, who for the past few months has been blogging/reviewing every book she’s ever read. Jia is a fantastic writer with a sharp mind and a good sense of humor, and her blog is an absolute pleasure to read (I’m pretty partial to today’s post, which is a review of Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers). So, if you’re looking for something a little less political to add to your blogroll, you should check it out.