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[ih] Defamation lawsuit brought by self-proclaimed email "inventor" settles

Masnick was successful in getting the Huff Po articles removed. 

> On May 21, 2019, at 9:00 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:
>> From: Richard Bennett
>> Masnick's claim that Huffington Post published material damaging to
>> "its journalistic integrity"
> But those articles _would_ damage the journalistic reputation of a news
> organization which published them. (I'm going to avoid the rathole of
> whether HuffPo has any journalistic reputation.)
>> strongly suggests that Huffington Post should take actions to
>> restore said integrity
> This is a real tar-pit. I get your point, but chastising the HuffPo can't
> really be attacking _Ayyadurai_'s speech rights, but rather HuffPo's.
> And pointing out someone's busted speech happens all the time, and while
> such activity does implicitly call for a reaction from the attackee, i) it
> doesn't on its own suggest what the reaction should be, and ii) does this
> mean that _all_ such pointings-out are illegitimate (since by this
> standard they're attacks on free speech)? If the latter, what _is_ the
> appropriate response to someone saying, or publishing, something bogus?
> Surely not silence!
> I wonder to what degree Ayyadurai's campaign to get credit was just part of
> the runup to his Senate campaign? If so, his defeat there is true karma.
> 	Noel

Richard Bennett
High Tech Forum <http://hightechforum.org/> Founder
Ethernet & Wi-Fi standards co-creator

Internet Policy Consultant

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