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: A Bit of History
A Bit of History
[Hi1] Epic history of light
[Hi2] News you can use: How to Beat Demagogues Online: Know Your History!
[Hi5] Reasons to live happily without Facebook, Part 565,454: The Infinite Weirdness of Never-Ending Chat Histories
[Hi6] Science history: the disinterested flight pioneer: New Zealander Richard Pearse may have beaten the Wright brothers, but never claimed the honour. Jeff Glorfeld reports.
[Hi9] The deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California’s history has finally been contained
[Hi10] Photos: The Strange History of NYC’s Swinburne and Hoffman Islands
[Hi11] Quebec’s high school history textbooks offer ‘skewed, one-sided view of the past’ and should be replaced
[Hi12] Alfred the Great’s rebel nephew: At the turn of the 10th century, King Alfred’s carefully crafted royal dynasty was almost wrecked by an ambitious prince, Æthelwold.
[Hi13] Re-upped from the Sunday Brunch because it’s just so fun: The History of the Oceans Is Locked in Whale Earwax
[Hi14] ‘A Record of Exploded Ideas’: History and Strategic Commentary in the 21st Century
[Hi16] Always, without exception: Are US History Textbooks Obsolete?
[Hi17] Of Demogorgons and Purple Worms — a Visual History of Dungeons & Dragons
[Hi18] List is awesome, plus didn’t know Reader’s Digest was still around: 15 of the Most Famous Psychopaths in History
[Hi19] Scientists Have Identified the Actual Worst Year in History. And No, It’s Not 2018
[Hi20] On this date in 1835, John and Jane Clemens welcomed their sixth child, a boy. The trouble started almost immediately…You may have heard of him.
[Hi21] Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight!” from 1967. He still performs this, just – as he quips – he’s past 90 these days so he doesn’t need the age makeup.