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 have been doing some sifting through some old posts from before my time, as we prepare for what I now think of as Project Rufus. I came upon this post from Erik on Conservapedia, of which I don’t remember ever having heard. Erik wondered back in ’09 if anything would ever top this site in terms of unintended self-parody.
I clicked to look at the site and found that the answer to that question is yes; the 2011 Conservapedia puts the 2009 version to shame. Here is the front page article, which is about a high-end men’s hygiene product line. I wouldn’t bother bringing it up, but it is almost too Colbert-like to be sincere.
Which makes me wonder, is this site actually a satire/prank that Erik fell for back in the day? I think that it must be. Does anyone know?
From today’s front page: