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.
Two State Bills Could Curtail Your Civil Liberties When It Comes To Social Media: Chicagoist
One measure, introduced by State Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago), would require minors charged with crimes to turn over the keys to all of their social media accounts to the courts and the cops, and bar them from using them for a yet-to-be-determined amount of time.
“Our world is changing, and social media is a big part of it. We’re just trying to address this as we go, to discourage its abuse,” Mulroe told the Chicago Tribune. “I’m offering this up for a conversation.”
But Mulroe is doing more than simply offering the thought up for conversation, telling the Tribune that free speech should be limited. “You don’t have a First Amendment right to just say whatever you want. It has to be within reason. You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater,” added Mulroe.