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.
Linky Friday: Lawyers, Guns, & Money
[Lr1] This could well be the challenge going forward: If robots do displace human workers, will the latter be compensated? A look at what economists think.
[Lr2] Chelsea Follett on the costs of closing sweatshops. For my part, if we’re going to try to intervene on their behalf, I’d want to focus our efforts almost 100% on safety.
[Lr3] Robert Samuelson isn’t so worried that the labor shortage is going to be a problem.
[Lr4] As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with robots, now goats are taking our jobs.
[Lr5] A new Harvard study says that higher minimum wages are bad for small businesses.
[Lw1] Rick Horowitz is concerned about California dumbing down the bar.
[Lw3] When Big Porn stands with you, can you possibly fail?
[Lw4] One does not expect them to make such threats so publicly.
[Lw5] A Brit recently acquitted on rape charges wants the ability to name his accuser.
[Ec1] If you care about the welfare of the native northerners, go thank Amazon today.
[Ec2] Oliver Wiseman wonders if globalism can be rehabilitated.
[Ec3] Ad repetition on streaming sites really is quite irritating. I can imagine it resolving itself with more advertisers, but can also imagine it getting worse with more targeting (I get 10,000 ads for shoes, you get 10,000 ads for eyeglasses).
[Ec5] Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.
[Te1] The FCC has declared that pay phones are no longer worth regulating.
[Te3] In 2017, an argument has to be made against sex robots.
[Te4] And next they came for the transcription jobs…
[Te5] This was made to be a terrorist plot in a season of 24.
[Cr1] Google Home (or a similar device) appears to have called the sheriff and prevented a domestic conflict from turning into something far worse.
[Cr2] It wasn’t just Rotherham.
[Cr3] A look at why it’s so difficult to keep problem cops off the street, and to keep them from getting back on the street somewhere else.
[Cr4] Hatery, fakery and 4chan: The dark side of the web.
[Cr5] 400 defendants, $1,300,000,000 in alleged healthcare fraud.
[Wa1] What is Russian for Stormtrooper?
[Wa2] There are no good answers for the North Korea problem.
[Wa3] Hillary’s hawkishness may have cost her the presidency.
[Wa4] At the rate we’re going, I’m going to be disappointed if the F-35 doesn’t fart gold out of its exhaust.
[Wa5] Allegedly, a Navy whistleblower was fired for his whistleblowing.