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.
Weekend Plans Post: Air Conditioning Weather
We’ve had a few hot days, here and there, but they were quickly followed up by cool evenings and cooler nights. It’s pretty easy to put up with an afternoon where it gets into the 80’s when the sun goes down and the temp immediately drops 20 or 30 degrees… and is followed by a couple of days in the 60’s.
But we’ve got a forecast for the coming week that is the first real summery week of the year.
And every single one of those days is also scheduled to have a thunderstorm.
Oh yeah. It does that in June, doesn’t it?
So we’re finally going to put in the bedroom air conditioning unit and say goodbye to sleeping with the window open until September.
As for the rest of the weekend, it’s a Xerox copy of previous ones.
But work has started this thing where a percentage of people are going to no longer work from home. It’s a small percentage, like 20%, and if you haven’t been told that you are part of that 20% then you are not part of that 20% (and I have not been told that I am part of that 20%). So life is, slowly, easing out of quarantine. We had groceries delivered this week and had a conversation about how soon we might start getting them ourselves again. Not next week, not yet… but…
The idea of going out and replenishing our stocks ourselves and trying things that we had forgotten about because the only real inspiration to buy them was seeing them on the shelves ourselves seems to be coming closer and closer. So this weekend we won’t be doing much… and maybe next weekend we won’t be doing much… but the weekend where we will have stuff to do (like actually DO) might be on the horizon somewhere.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “Meditation Interrupted”, taken by Maribou.)