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.
Hit the road, eh!
Expect Canadians to say today that this election changed nothing and the Liberals are the same as the Conservatives. Expect them to bemoan the falling stock of the NDP, who were seen as too much of a long shot against the Tories. Nevertheless, in four years, Justin Trudeau’s party went from about 30-odd seats in Parliament to, oh, about 190. Canadians are very, very sick of Stephen Harper and the Bush-style politics he represents and they did a marvelous job of voting against him. Canadians will naturally try to downplay the importance of this election, as they do everything with everything that happens in their country off the ice. But this one was significant.