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.
Monday Trivia No. 123 [Mo wins!]
Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wyoming lack something that the other 31 states all have.
So far as I can tell, no non-state U.S. jurisdiction like D.C. or Puerto Rico has this, either.
In Canada, only Nunavut lacks this; every province, and both the Yukon and Northwest territories have it.
Wednesday: Mo wins! Below is an example of what I’m talking about, a swatch of California’s official state tartan: