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.
News from Morocco
My sister, who lives in Rabat, Morocco, has been told to stay home today and later in the week, because “there are planned protests”. Does this mean Morocco will be the next Egypt? She says not to bet on it:
“As Rahma, our housekeep says, “our police here have bullets, so it won’t be like Cairo”. (she really thought that the police in Cairo didn’t have bullets and that is why the people got away with it) (this probably speaks volumes about the actual problems in Morocco that need fixing, but we won’t get into that).”
“But really, it won’t be like Cairo, or Libya, or Bahrain. There are many reasons why Morocco is different than the other places. So please, don’t worry, aint nuthin’ to be worried about. Google it, no one is worried. Not even Fox News.”
You heard it here first.
Update: BBC News has filed a report on the peaceful protests in Rabat.