News of the Week; February 24, 2021

DIGITAL Ontario Superior Court denies certification of Cambridge Analytica class action Ontario Court Sets Out New Tort of “Harassment in Internet Communications” Anonymous internet commenter fails to set aside default judgment Yet Another Story Shows How Facebook Bent Over Backwards To Put In Place Different Rules For Conservatives Facebook to reverse Australia news ban after […]

News of the Week; February 17, 2021

DIGITAL Beyond Defamation: Ontario Court Recognizes New Tort of Internet Harassment Expanding the Courts’ arsenal to combat online abuse – The new tort of harassment in Internet communications Conservative News Outlet Ordered To Pay More Than $250,000 In Legal Fees To Rachel Maddow, MSNBC Trump’s False Posts Were Treated with Kid Gloves by Facebook  Facebook goes […]

News of the Week; February 10, 2021

DIGITAL The Tort of Internet Harassment: A new tort with an extraordinary remedy Ontario Superior Court recognizes new cause of action addressing internet harassment Ontario Superior Court recognizes new tort for online harassment Court Refuses to Order Removal of Social Media Posts Alleging Employer was Racist Parler’s ownership offer to Trump and possible Russian ties […]

News of Week; February 3, 2021

DIGITAL 70% of top “civic” Facebook groups are toxic or violent, report finds Lawmakers take aim at insidious digital “dark patterns” Influencers told not to use ‘misleading’ beauty filters Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stepping down Jeff Bezos to leave Amazon CEO post after 27 years, become executive chair No, WallStreetBets isn’t robbing Wall Street to […]

News of the Week; January 27, 2021

DIGITAL YouTube Suspends Donald Trump Indefinitely, Demonetizes Rudy Giuliani Parler’s attempt to get back on Amazon Web Services rejected by judge Judge Easily Rejects Parler’s Demands To Have Amazon Reinstate Parler Court Rejects Parler’s Demand That Amazon Host Its Services (Eric Goldman) This site posted every face from Parler’s Capitol Hill insurrection videos Facebook calls […]

News of the Week; January 20, 2021

DIGITAL YouTube Extends Trump Ban For Another Week, Citing Concerns About “Ongoing Potential For Violence” YouTube Removes Onision From Partner Program, Demonetizes His Channels Over Child Safety Concerns Facebook knew about violent extremists before insurrection, reports find Sheryl Sandberg Makes Disingenuous Push To Argue That Only Facebook Has The Power To Stop Bad People Online […]

News of the Week; January 13, 2021

DIGITAL Trump deletes tweets after being banned from Twitter Donald Trump has finally earned a permaban from Twitter Not Easy, Not Unreasonable, Not Censorship: The Decision To Ban Trump From Twitter Facebook, Instagram ban Trump through at least Inauguration Day YouTube suspends Trump’s account, disables comments “indefinitely” Just-Formed Alphabet Union Condemns YouTube’s “Lackluster” Response To […]

News of the Week; January 6, 2021

DIGITAL Bucking Trump, NSA and FBI say Russia was “likely” behind SolarWinds hack DoJ says SolarWinds hackers breached its Office 365 system and read email Pro-Trump reporter gloats over access to fleeing Hill staffer’s computer Court says Uber can’t hold users to terms they probably didn’t read Ticketmaster admits it hacked rival company before it […]

News of the Week; December 30, 2020

DIGITAL Ninth Circuit Says Amazon Isn’t “Seller” of Marketplace Items–State Farm v. Amazon (Eric Goldman) Amazon Acquires Podcast Network Wondery In Reported $300 Million Deal Amazon still hasn’t fixed its problem with bait-and-switch reviews European Union Rules: Facebook Hopes Limits on Apple, Too Facebook Isn’t a Constructive Public Trust–Cameron Atkinson v. Facebook (Eric Goldman) Chinese […]

News of the Week; December 23, 2020

DIGITAL SolarWinds hack that breached gov networks poses a “grave risk” to the nation Microsoft is reportedly added to the growing list of victims in SolarWinds hack Microsoft president calls SolarWinds hack an “act of recklessness” A Cybersecurity Storm and Winds of Change: NY DFS requires all New York financial institutions to report effects of […]