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.
Generally, I’m not allowed to talk to the students at Maribou’s job. Occasionally, I get told that this one or that one is okay for a particular topic (usually video games) and I am allowed to start a genteel conversation (THAT DOES NOT EXPLORE ANYTHING ELSE!) while I wait for Maribou to finish up whatever she’s doing before she and I go out to dinner or back home or whatever.
One of the kids that I’m allowed to talk to about video games was working the counter and Maribou had to finish up some emails or something so I idly started up a conversation with the kid behind the counter.
“Have you heard about Pillars of Eternity?”
The kid’s brow wrinkled in thought. “I’ve heard the name but not really much more about it.”
“Do you know the game Baldur’s Gate?”
The kid’s face brightened. “Yeah! My dad plays that!”
“Yeah, well. Tell him to play Pillars.”
All that to say: I am old. And I like Pillars a lot. (It not only reminds me of Baldur’s Gate, it reminds me of Fallout! I’m sure that dad plays that too.)
So… what are you playing?