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.
Sunday Brunch: Culture Quick Links
[Mu1] NPR host Sam Sanders on why he “actively hates theme songs,” on his radio program.
[Mu2] Nashville, and country music by implication, is “a drinking town with a music problem.” But my word, is drinking lucrative in country music.
[Mu3] Documentary film maker John Birdcut’s three films on composers Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams have been re-mastered, and brings visual depth to the familiar sounds of their work.
[Ar2] From tagger to convict to art teacher, an Ultra fascinating story
[Ar3] As long as there has been art, there has been art theft, and the problem isn’t stealing it as much as trying to “move” it for profit.
[Th1] “Put out your shingle and ply your trade,” the old saying goes, so these aspiring philosophers set up shop in the park with their “Ask-a-Philosopher,” sign.
[Th2] It sounds like comedy sketch, but in the hometown of Kant soccer meets philosophy at the World Cup in Kaliningrad.
[Th3] Science and philosophy have always brushed edges, but in areas such as AI and machine learning, origin of life, and extraterrestrial life, some want to lab test out theories of thought.
[Pe1] Most folks who take a sociology class have to read Weber, but apparently few get it right either in learning or teaching.
[Pe2] People in crisis often turn to their faith, but attempting to computer model that behavior can be both insightful and messy.
[Pe3] Education is rightly viewed as a source problem for many social ills, but is a root cause to problems from urban planning, zoning, and even property values being adversely affected by entitled parents and their influence on schools?