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.
Today marks the “official” end of our Work Symposium.
I say “official” because, as always, we expect a few more posts to trickle in over the next week or two. In fact, in this case I think we might still be getting some that I’m particularly excited about by Nob, Pat and Chris. But each of them have their own work* and family responsibilities, which they foolishly and inexplicably like to put ahead of my own person wants and desires. (Writers! Go figure.)
I want to take a quick moment to thank everyone who contributed to the joint — and a special shout out to Matty, Miss Mary, and Gabriel Conroy for their guest contributions. While it may not have been one of our most heavily trafficked symposiums, it was one of the most interesting. Despite being lucky enough to have Vikram on staff, we are comparatively light on discussions surrounding non-political work and business issues. The quality of posts and discussions with y’all this past week makes me think we should try to step that up in the future.
We’ll try to plan our next symposium to run in either August or September. If you have a topic request, feel free to leave it in the threads or shoot me an email.