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.
The final Friday of the month is coming up, so here’s a reminder for the Mindless Diversions Listening Club this Friday 8/29 (9:00 PM ET).
Sorry about missing last month, there’s no real excuse other than me being a space cadet.
Past participants should already have received the invite. Anyone who didn’t get it and/or wants to participate, drop me a line in comments: it’d be nice to see some new faces there.