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 Night Jukebox
In my post about the Nepean Redskins, I mentioned that the Human Rights complaint was launched by Ian Campeau. Mr. Campeau also happens to be a member of the Hip Hop group, A Tribe Called Red.
A Tribe Called Red has been gaining popularity and acclaim for a little while now, but it wasn’t until this case that I finally decided to give them a listen. The above video, Electric Pow Wow, is one of the more accessible songs of theirs. Also quite enjoyable is Hoop Dance/The Road:
The first track of theirs that I listened was Red Skin Girl. When I first heard it, I found it sonically unsettling. I don’t know if I like, but there’s something about I like: