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: Don’t Call it a Comeback…
For the uninitiated, Linky Friday was long a tradition here at Ordinary Times. The way it works is, read and share the links, and when you want to comment on a specific one, just start you comment with the corresponding bracketed number so folks know which one you want to discuss.
So don’t call it a comeback, Linky Friday’s been here for years…
[CB1] Amid Texas child flu deaths, strain of virus making deadly comeback
[CB2] Ancient Art of Falconry in Malta is Making a Comeback
[CB3] Your play: Board games are making a comeback
[CB4] Heard Up North: Mahjong makes a comeback in Potsdam
[CB5] Remember Big Boy? I remember Big Boy. New Big Boy ownership moves forward on comeback, but not without some bumps
[CB6] This F’n guy…Could Missouri’s Eric Greitens Make a Political Comeback?
[CB7] “Egregious” seems a tad harsh…Square-Toed Shoes: The Egregious ’90s Style Returns
[CB8] In case you’ve been under a rock the last few days, trouble a-brewing across the pond: Prince Harry Returns to Royal Duties After Summit on Future Role
[CB9] What’s the most Wisconsin thing you can think off? FlannelFest, featuring 50 home-brewed beer samples, returns to Janesville in February
[CB10] No return for you: Judge puts Democrats’ suit for Trump’s tax returns on hold
[CB11] Viral fame is fleeting, or sleeps with the fishes, or something: The ‘”Fish Guy,” who became a celebrity almost overnight last year after a photo of him carrying a huge catfish went viral, is back in Scott County Jail.
[CB12] Is the third time the charm for a highly controversial California housing proposal?: SB 50 is resurrected with changes; supporters praise amendments, foes critical
[CB13] Eastern Airlines Is Back (Again) With a New Strategy and Rebrand
[CB14] Not returning, or coming back, just yet: New Boeing 737 Max Setbacks Could Further Delay Its Return
[CB15] From The Atlantic -- Every Place Is the Same Now: With a phone, anywhere else is always just a tap away.
[CB16] Meanwhile in the UK: The DUP and Sinn Féin, gripped by the fear of new assembly elections, agreed a compromise. But there are no guarantees, and Brexit looms
[CB17] Not sure they ever left…The browser wars are back, but it’s different this time
[CB18] I doubt this one, but hope I’m wrong: Here’s why a sluggish manufacturing sector may bounce back soon
[CB19] There’s a catch, though: Sweethearts, the conversation heart candy, is back on shelves for Valentine’s Day after missing a year because of a change in its ownership.
[CB20] Wikipedia is back online in Turkey after two-year ban is overturned