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.
For North: Sullivan Calls it Quits
Blogging pioneer Andrew Sullivan is calling it quits. Some will point out he is calling it quits again.
Love him, hate him, he helped pioneer blogging and made sites like OT possible. He has a good collection of reactions on his site including whether blogging is a way for young writers to get noticed. He railed against sponsored content but I think that sponsored content is still probably a better way of getting a steady cash flow than Sullivan’s subscription model or periodically begging for money.