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. 156 [Michael Cain wins!]
Like I wrote in the blurb on the front page, I think this one’s kind of easy, although it’s also kind of fun. So seriously, no fair using the internet on this one for at least the first day.
Palo Alto, CA
Fort Collins, CO; Santa Barbara, CA; Chico, CA; Flagstaff, AZ; Miami Beach, FL; Portland, OR; Mountain View, CA; Gainesville, FL
Missoula, MT; Cambridge, MA; Bloomington, IN
Ann Arbor, MI; Madison, WI; Tempe, AZ; IA City, IA; Bellingham, WA; Somerville, MA
Provo, UT; Santa Fe, NM; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Muncie, IN; WA, Washington, DC; Oakland, CA
Athens, GA; Champaign, IL; Costa Mesa, CA; San Mateo, CA; Greeley, CO; Tustin, CA; Tucson, AZ; Santa Monica, CA; New Haven, CT; Evanston, IL; Passaic, New Jersey; Burbank, CA; Denver, CO; Boise City, ID; New Orleans, LA; Salt Lake City, UT; Newton, MA; Sacramento, CA; College Station, TX; Pompano Beach, FL.
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