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. 139 [Nob Akimoto wins!]
Within Europe, the leader is France. In descending order thereafter, we have Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Austria, Luxembourg, Ireland, Monaco, Finland, Greece, Norway, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland.
Outside of Europe, the leader is Japan, followed by the United States and then the People’s Republic of China.
This is a comprehensive list, current as of 2012 except for Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, and Sweden, for which data is current as of 2013. (Seemed like I ought to use the most current data available.)