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.
I am at an airport and the internet is very slow. So far the only site that is not slow, not refusing to load, is The League. I cannot follow any of the many links to the Batman post below. I can’t even load my email. It’s as though the entire internet was frozen save for our humble little blog.
P.S. I’ve just returned from the Techonomy conference in Tucson which was, besides the three-day-long headache I’m still struggling with, an extraordinary experience. I’ll have some things to say about it in the next day or so, and of course I’ve been doing my best to write posts about my time there at Forbes. I got to meet Tyler Cowen and Lyle Lovett and lots of other very interesting people, which was very cool.