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.
Scientists vs Commoners
Scientific American has a piece on the differing opinions between scientists and the rest of us on various issues (some political, some not).
The biggest gap that I am on the commoner side of things is world population (23 points). After that, it’s offshore drilling (20 points), vaccination requirements (18 points), and fracking (8 points). All of these are subject to nuance, however. It’s possible that on the world population question it could be hashed out over a beer into more agreement than a boolean answer allows for.
So where do y’all fall on the side of the commoner and against those pencilnecks in lab coats?
Update: Take note that the pencilnecks are the white dots, and the commoners wear navy.