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 Perils of Clickbait
1. A lot of my friends linked to a version of this slideshow with a line or two of jealousy about school lunches in social democratic countries.
2. Turns out the truth is more complicated.
3. The basic lesson is that if something is too good to be true, it probably is.
4. I also wonder if liberals end up shooting themselves in the foot when we post things on social media. I want a generous welfare state too but I am not sure memes do anything but preach to the choir and put everyone else on the defensive.
5. Both sides do it.