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 Future of Mankind
Jason and Russell have some Big Thoughts about the future fate of mankind. And Russell beat me to making a call-out to one of the Biggest Thoughts of them all. So instead, I’ll offer this: I have always been more immediately scared and concerned about the final exchange of Colossus: The Forbin Project than issues of grand cosmic fate and entropy. I fear that in that final exchange, Colossus’ assessment of human nature is right and thus so is its prediction. Dr. Forbin gets the last word, but the only use to which he can put it is to announce his own obsolescence.