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 Antipodean Political Style
A little taste of how politics can differ between the US and New Zealand.
John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand was visiting Canterbury University in earthquake-stricken Christchurch. He sees a sign posted up by a bunch of students “John mate, come for a yarn with your country’s future engineers”. So he does.
So the leader of our country has an unscripted chat with a group of students without any checking any of them out in advance. He swaps anecdotes about his university days and even has one of his DPS bodyguards arm-wrestle one of the students.
Can you see this happening in the US?