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.
Tagged: Social Media
College graduates that did it live online, VP pick silly season, and Very Online v the normies in this latest edition of Harsh Your Mellow Monday
Former President Obama caught some folks’ attention when a clip of him speaking at The Obama Foundation Summit made the rounds on social media.
Josh Hawley, like all ambitious men, is telling you who and what he is about. We should listen.
It is epically discouraging to know that no matter how hard you try, someone else is always going to be better.
The tech industry has near-total control over what we can and cannot say online. The solution? The creation of an online public space where even extremists are permitted to share their views.
In banning Jesse Kelly, Twitter managed to create a martyr and shoot themselves in the foot at the same time.
The news that Sen. John McCain will no longer seek medical treatment for his illness brings about a chance to use the sometimes controversial Senator as a test of character. Not his, ours.
So, the other day I tweeted disagreement with popular Twitter personality Jesse Kelly, and found myself at the bottom of a dog pile.
Where will the Era of Bad Feelings ultimately take us?
The obituary, long the traditional and biographical announcement of a death in a newspapers, has found new life online and in social media. And apparently the old adage of “speak not ill of the dead” might be changing with it, especially if it helps the notice go viral.
The governments of the world, privacy issues, and debates about information monopolies might turn out as the least of Facebook’s problem. If the new Pew data is to be believed, Facebook is not only under fire, but teens just aren’t that into it anymore.
Finding a way to deal with the depressing nature of social media is my goal this summer.
Choose Wisely, Kiwis!
Every day I’d scroll through my feed after making sure that the page showed all activity and not only the top stories, but as my eyes passed over each status update, I rarely read every word or paused to think about the people telling me something about their lives.
There’s been a fair bit of parenthood buzz around the League of late (Cf. Mike and Will and, in a different way, Burt). I’ve enjoyed all of it, and I want to add a...
Speaking recently at the Hay Festival in Cartagena, Colombia, American novelist, Jonathan Franzen, attacked what he identifies as the impermanence of ebooks. His following remarks are what Andrew Sullivan recently dismissed as “Wieseltierian piffle,”