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.
Am I Taking Crazy Pills?
I identify as liberal, though most who know me know I’m probably not your typical liberal. But I’m trying to figure out why I seem to be the only person I know who does not believe that foods containing GMOs should be legally required to label as such. To me, mandated speech is just as much a “free speech” issue as halting it. And while I recognize that companies aren’t people and don’t have all the same rights, I still find it bothersome. Especially given that I have yet to see hard evidence that GMOs actually pose any kind of threat. Proponents of such laws argue that folks have a right to know and, more importantly, want GMO-free food. But if that were the case, wouldn’t we see organizations develop standards for being certified GMO-free and companies printing money by catering to this supposedly massive market?
To me, it seems that a very vocal minority wants their personal preferences codified into law. Which is nothing new. But I haven’t seen much in the way in terms of arguments against such laws and that which I have tends to be dismissed as a bunch of Monsanto-backed propaganda.
So, what gives? Am I the only person not associated with Monsanto to have a principled objection to these laws? Am I a bad liberal? Am I missing something entirely? AM I TAKING CRAZY PILLS?!?!