Now the Seventh Circuit Is Shitting On Section 230–Huon v. Denton

19 11 2016

Section 230’s trainwreck of a year adds another derailment. MAKE. IT. STOP.

This case is a defamation-plus lawsuit over two stories, one published on Above the Law and the other by the Gawker property Jezebel. The Jezebel story described plaintiff Meanith Huon as an “acquitted rapist” and discussed his lawsuit against Above the Law. Our blog post on the district court ruling. On appeal, the court rejects most of Huon’s defamation claims, but I’ll focus on the allegation that an “anonymous” (really, pseudonymous) comment to the Jezebel story, by user “vikkitikkitavi”, was defamatory. The comment at issue:


Case citation: Huon v. Denton, No. 15-3049 (7th Cir. Nov. 14, 2016). Huon’s Fourth Amended Complaint.

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