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 is Election Day in the home ‘burg. For those who didn’t see the earlier post on this, I’m running for my local school board.
My vote’s in. The walking is done, the candidate forums are done, the mailers have been sent and now it’s up to the voters and we’ve got 10 hours and 20 minutes until the ballots start getting counted.
Wish me luck. It’s been a very interesting and informative process. After I get over the results tonight (positive or negative) and take a day to rest my brain, I’ll write a bit about the experience.