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.
Sunday Blognado: Metablognado!
Today I want to do a round-up of my blognado experience.
First, allow me to explain the origin of the name. There was a short-lived TV series called The Middleman. It was perhaps the geekiest show ever, it was glorious. During the back half of its only season a running joke developed where one character would refer to something as being “a ___nado”, leading another character to ask “You mean a tornado made of ____?” Thus the term blognado proves I am the nerdiest person in the world.
So what did I learn from this experience? For one thing, I should blog more. Despite how much work went into some of these posts (3 hours in one case), it was good to get back into it. Many of the topics were things I wanted to talk about at some point, and by committing to at least 5 posts I gave myself the impetus to actually write them. So lesson 1 – do more things.
Based on the comments at least, the biggest hit of the blognado was the tax post on Tuesday. I was a little curious as to how that one would be received because most of it seemed too straightforward to merit much attention. This is an occupational hazard of expertise – you underestimate the gap between what you know and what everyone else knows. Since tax policy isn’t even something I’m specialised in, I should think I could do similar post son other topics that could provide even more detail. So lesson 2 – more policy blogging.
The third thing I leaned, al though I kinda knew this already, is that we have a great community here. That ta xpost in particualr spawned side conversations that were post-wrothy int heir own right. So lesson 3 is to thank the commenters – Thanks’s commenters!
And that’s it for blognado. Perhaps when I next take time off work I’ll look at running another blognado. Thanks for reading.