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.
To hell with topicality — a writing bleg
There is, according to some movie, no place like home.
Without getting unforgivably sappy right after the lede, Rose and I really love writing here. We’ve gotten a bit bogged down by commitments elsewhere (including each having a collection of small people who live with us and keep pestering us to be fed and occasionally bathed), and haven’t been as present here as we used to be.
But writing something simply for the pleasure of doing so, on our own terms and about whatever we happen to fancy, is something we both miss. And we miss doing it here. Especially together.
So we’d like to write something. But we don’t know quite what. One of the (innumerable) things we have in common is that we’re prone to be fascinated by just about anything interesting. We have a running joke that we would happily sit and watch a documentary about Victorian attitudes regarding ants. Also, we have opinions about stuff.
If you happen to be familiar with our writing (may the road rise up to meet you), perhaps you might have an idea for us. We’d like some suggestions. Our only request is that it lend itself to a lighthearted take. Other than that, we’re pretty much all ears.