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.
The Economics of Enlightenment
I have a short piece [here is the pdf download link] in the current issue of Econ Journal Watch, commenting on the recent ‘economic enlightenment’ survey Daniel Klein and Zeljka Buturovic published there a while back (and which Klein wrote about in the Wall Street Journal.) And because today is Tuesday, I think we need some art. If you think that this conclusion does not follow from the premises, you would be right, but I would still call you a philistine.
Here’s Frans van Miereis the Elder’s painting, Brothel Scene.
1658, The Hague