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.
10 Countries Do Not Have 90% of World GDP
This chart from a JP Morgan analyst has been making the rounds on the internet:
It does not, however, really mean what it says. The Y-axis is not really “Share of world GDP”; it is “Share of the sum of the GDPs of the countries listed on the right side”. Notably, if you add up the GDPs of China, India, Japan, Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, France, and the USA (using the source data indicated at the bottom of the chart), you get something more like 64% of world GDP – not the 90+% indicated by the chart.
This is not really a blow to any argument I’ve seen people using this chart to make. It’s just a clarification.
(h/t: my friend who asked the pertinent question, “hmmm. australia, indonesia?”)