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.
Kindergarten: Crook Creator
It’s amazing to me that kindergarten remains a controversial subject, but a specimen in one of those great laboratories of governmental ideas, the state legislatures, has managed to come up with this…
I went to the Department of Education and got a list of kindergartens and I went to the safety department and got the crime report. … In general, the towns with a kindergarten have 400 percent more crime than other towns in the same county. In every county, the towns and cities with kindergarten had more crime.
You know, I’m a sucker for counterintuitive conclusions about things that seemingly have nothing to do with each other. But I don’t think this one holds up to analysis.