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.
The Weekend Plans Post: The Last Weekend of 2018
The year has been crazy, hasn’t it?
Ready Player One? That was this year! Black Panther? That was this year! (I looked up a handful of songs that I thought were memorable but they all came out in 2015 or something.)
Well, this weekend is going to be the first *REAL* weekend where we have our house back and we know what that means.
We cleaned out our fridge from all of the stuff that suffered from a tragedy of the commons. “Is this our chicken or his chicken?” is no longer a question. Anything in the fridge is *OURS*. The stuff in the sink? That’s stuff that *WE* put there. The thing where you take out the trash and take out the recycling and look at your clean little corner and smile to yourself and then go downstairs for an hour and come upstairs and the recycling is full and so is the trash? That’s not going to happen anymore.
So last night I bought myself a pizza. And I know that the leftovers will be there when I get home tonight. And I will eat the leftovers for dinner.
Today, on the way to work, I bought donuts from the fancy schmancy donut place. And I know that I will eat my donuts and Maribou will eat her donuts and if a donut is missing the missing donut is no longer a mystery that will make me sound crazy if I ask about it.
So, this weekend will be spent luxuriating in our home, together, where we have nothing going on. Well, and going to the grocery store, and PetsMart and Costco and restock all of our various little luxuries that we can now reasonably suspect will go down at the old baseline levels again.
And, of course, enjoy each others company (without worrying about hearing doors open). Maybe watch a movie. Maybe just sit quietly. Get ready for the new year.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is IMG_1088.jpg by Kohei Kanno. Used under a creative commons license.)