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Elon Musk’s Not The Only Ego In The Courtroom For SEC’s Tesla Tweet Contempt Showdown

SEC personnel should think more about who they are supposed to be protecting and less about the mean things Elon Musk said about them.
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Law, Finance, Tesla, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Jonathan Wolf


Lawyers and Twitter: Six Ways To Make People Like You

I use Twitter more to give shout outs to the good stuff being done by others than to broadcast about LexBlog and our doings. I’ve always had a hard time believing I did something that qualified for bragging. Maybe that’s my Irish Catholic roots and my being an entrepreneur my whole life — nothing’s ever good enough and there’s no reason not to feel guilty. Selfishly though, it just always felt good to make others feel good about what they’re doing. Lawyers, the organizations supporting a...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Lexblog, Dale Carnegie, Carnegie


Devin Nunes, Don Blankenship sue critics

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is suing Twitter and several critics, including the anonymous proprietors of accounts styling themselves “Devin Nunes’s Mom” and “Devin Nunes’s Cow,” claiming defamation and other torts. Section 230, which protects Internet companies from liability for users’ postings, is likely to prove an obstacle to his claims against Twitter. [ABA Journal; Eugene Volokh, first (Section 230), second (“fighting words” doctrine inapplicable), and third (injunction that suspends enti...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Law, Senate, Uncategorized, West Virginia, ABA Journal, Calif, Don Blankenship, Blankenship, Massey Energy, Eugene Volokh, Devin Nunes, Mike Godwin, Nunes, Libel Slander And Defamation


Morning Docket: 03.27.19

* Attorney General William Barr says he plans to make a version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report available to Congress and the public within a matter of weeks, and apparently the White House won't be receiving a copy in advance of the release. [Wall Street Journal] * Speaking of the Mueller report, Rudy Giuliani says he wouldn't have any issues with releasing Trump’s written testimony that was submitted to Mueller. Jay Sekulow would beg to differ. [Washington Examiner] * The EU app...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Law, Congress, White House, Social Media, Eu, BBC News, Copyright, Basketball, Ncaa, Federal Judges, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Biglaw


Twitter as an Engagement Medium for State Bar Associations

Twitter, by definition, is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as tweets.  In just twelve years, Twitter has changed journalism, business, politics and social networking in ways we could never have never predicted — mostly in a very positive way. Every state bar association, except one, is using Twitter. Many bars make their Twitter communications prominent on the front page of their website. Most invite people to follow t...
Tags: Twitter


Tenth Lawsuit Against Social Media Providers for “Materially Supporting Terrorists” Fails–Sinclair v. Twitter

This is the 10th different case where a judge has rejected allegations that Twitter and other social media services materially support terrorists. As with most of the others, the plaintiffs’ lawyers are Excolo Law and 1-800 LAWFIRM. I’ve blogged the other nine dismissals, so at this point, there’s not much new to say about this case. Most of the plaintiffs’ arguments have been rejected in prior cases, and the plaintiffs’ lawyers are building a thick wall of adverse precedent that has become near...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Isis, Law, Barcelona, Usc, Force, Crosby, Cohen, Twitter Inc, Sinclair, Cain, Google Facebook, Gonzalez, Copeland, ATA


Thursday Thinkpiece: Canadian Legal Professionals’ Information Activities–What Do They Do, and How Do They Tweet?

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Canadian Legal Professionals’ Information Activities: What Do They Do, and How Do They Tweet? In Canadian Law Library Review 43:4 Hannah Steeves, Instruction & Reference Librarian at Sir James Dunn Law Lib...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Law, US, Canada, United States, Newfoundland, Quebec, Columbia, LexisNexis, Ontario, Nunavut, John Smith, Twitter Twitter, Leckie, International Bar Association IBA


"20 years ago, if you saw something on TV that offended you and you wanted to let someone know, you would’ve had to get a pen and paper and write, 'Dear BBC, I’m bothered.'"

"But you didn’t do it because it was too much trouble. Now with Twitter, you can just go, 'Fuck you!' to a comedian who’s offended you. Then a journalist will see that and say, 'So-and-so said a thing and people are furious.' No. The rest of us don’t give a fuck and wouldn’t have heard about it if it hadn’t been made a headline. Everything is exaggerated. But everything’s also an illusion. No one would talk to you in the street like they do on Twitter. They’d never come up and say, 'Your article...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Etiquette, Bbc, Conversation, Ricky Gervais, Irony, Nuance, Normal, Ann Althouse, Insults, Dirty Words


Social media addiction should be seen as a disease, MPs say

Report suggests sites such as Facebook and Instagram could be harming mental healthSocial media addiction should be considered a disease, MPs have said, in a sign of the pressures facing technology companies and the growing concern over the impact social networks are having on users’ mental health.The politicians called for further research on the effects of social media but said a report suggested there was good reason to believe sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – which are constan...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People, Facebook Instagram


"Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday..."

The NYT reports.The police said that four people, including three men and one woman, had been taken into custody....A 17-minute video posted to social media appears to show part of the attack. The clip, ... may have been taken from a helmet camera worn by a gunman.... “There wasn’t even time to aim, there was so many targets,” he says at one point...Before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman posted links to a white-nationalist manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum known fo...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Murder, Guns, Law, Australia, America, United States, Terrorism, New Zealand, Emojis, Second Amendment, Owens, Christchurch New Zealand, Ann Althouse, Unconvincing Arguments


#TwitterLaw

Join LawProfBlawg in the audience for a gathering of some of his favorite #LawTwitter judges, professors, and attorneys.
Tags: Twitter, Law, Social Media, Law Schools, Law Professors, LawProfBlawg, Conferences / Symposia


Section 230 Preempts Unfair Competition Law Claim–Taylor v. Twitter

This is an extraordinary opinion. I can’t recall another opinion where the judge so candidly admits that he made both procedural and substantive mistakes. As troubling as those mistakes were, it actually gives me great confidence to see a judge correct his mistakes so forthrightly! Taylor, a suspended Twitter user, sued Twitter for blocking his white supremacist content. To me, these cases are easy defense wins. The First Amendment generally protects white supremacist content, but it equally pro...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Law, California, Marketing, California Supreme Court, Ucl, Taylor, Yelp, DOE, Myspace, US supreme court, Kahn, Cohen, Barrett, United States Supreme Court


Non Sequiturs: 03.10.19

* "I Thought I Could Be A Christian And Constitutionalist At Yale Law School. I Was Wrong." So writes Aaron Haviland, a 3L at Yale Law School. [The Federalist] * But if you can survive YLS as a conservative, you might thrive in the world beyond -- just ask Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who's now a powerful voice on judicial nominations. [Bench Memos / National Review] * How often does the Notorious RBG see a brief citing the Notorious BIG? Check out this fun read, filed in the Supreme Court on ...
Tags: Twitter, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Washington Post, Georgia, Rap, Sentencing, Free Speech, Fastcase, Alex Spiro, Yale Law School, TransUnion, Nancy Gertner, Stephen Cooper, Non-Sequiturs


SDF Podcast 26: To regulate, or not to regulate, that is the question…

“We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.“ So the famous US Supreme Court Justice and ‘crusader for social justice’ and breaker-upper of Gilded Age monopolies, Louis D. Brandeis is said to have said, perhaps sometime in the early 1930s. Today, perhaps the best-known neo-Brandeisian anti-trust advocate is Tim Wu, Columbia law professor, ‘father of net neutrality’ and author of a series of books likening ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, London, Social Networks, France, Germany, US, Communication, Public Relations, Eu


Twitter Defeats Yet Another Lawsuit from a Suspended User–Cox v. Twitter

Cox alleged tweeted: “Islam is a Philosophy of Conquests wrapped in Religious Fantasy & uses Racism, Misogyny, Pedophilia, Mutilation, Torture, Authoritarianism, Homicide, Rape . . . Peaceful Muslims are Marginal Muslims who are Heretics & Hypocrites to Islam. Islam is . . .” In response, Twitter suspended Cox’s account for violating its Hate Speech policy. Cox sued Twitter pro se. The court says Twitter qualifies for the Section 230(c)(2)(A) safe harbor (though, curiously, the court only cites ...
Tags: Twitter, Yahoo, Law, Aol, Cox, Twitter Inc, Barnes, CDA, Islam Islam, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Sikhs for Justice, Zeran, Facebook Cox, Mezey


Michele Hanson’s legacy continues | Letter

It’s a year since the columnist died but she’s still helping to improve women’s lives, says her daughter Amy Hanson A year ago on Saturday my mum, the Guardian writer Michele Hanson, died of a massive spontaneous cerebral haemorrhage, while doing what she loved most – walking Joey, her boxer dog. Her dog featured in her Guardian column spanning 30 years, a column that started with me, about Treasure, the teenage terror.She wrote to turn something awful into something funny. I was awful and it wa...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Africa, Women, Society, UK News, Health & wellbeing, Joey, Michele Hanson, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Amy Hanson


A new template for Trump-haters: "Trump Is Epic."

That's the headline for a conversation at the NYT between Gail Collins and Bret Stephens. The pull quote under the photo of Trump is: "'Which horrible things the president has done lately seem most appalling to you?' Gail Collins asks."I'm thinking this is a real turning point in Trump-hating, a recognition that the portrayal of Trump as small isn't working anymore. The man with the tiny hands and tiny penis, the child of man, who bumbled into the White House and is throwing tantrums, watching T...
Tags: Twitter, Europe, New York, Law, North Korea, White House, Syria, Hillary Clinton, Venezuela, Collins, Trump, Stephens, Maduro, Müller, Bret Stephens, Gail


Especially the very exciting world of Twitter.

Trump on Twitter this morning:I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on.............something that is so obviously the future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in e...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Law, United States, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric


Argument preview: Justices to consider whether First Amendment applies to public-access channels

Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case involving free speech and public-access television channels. Although the issue may sound somewhat obscure, internet giants like Facebook and YouTube are paying close attention, fearing that the court’s ruling could have ripple effects that limit their ability to control their content. The First Amendment provides that “Congress shall make no law” restricting freedom of speech. Through the 14th Amendment, the First Amendment also ap...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Youtube, Hawaii, Federal Communications Commission, Manhattan, Rhode Island, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Anthony Kennedy


Developments in the digital ecosystem today

By Trisha Jalan and Sneha Johari A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem: ACT Fibernet has expanded to Lucknow, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. T-Series will start producing web series and web films, this venture will be headed by Vinod... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Video, News, Privacy, Internet, Government, Social Media, Insurance, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Flipkart


Another Politician Probably Violated the First Amendment By Blocking a Constituent on Twitter–Campbell v. Reisch

I’m shaking my head at how many politicians block their constituents on social media. What a terrible practice. Today’s case is particularly mind-blowing. Rep. Reisch is a representative in the Missouri House of Representatives tweeting @CheriMO44. The court describes the allegations: On June 22, 2018, Reisch tweeted about her appearance at a public event, at which her political opponent in the November 6, 2018 general election, Maren Jones, also appeared. Resich tweeted “Sad my opponent put he...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Kentucky, Court, Social Media, Army, Randall, Morgan, Campbell, Boone County, Kendrick, Bevin, Loudoun County, Davison, Missouri House of Representatives, Content Regulation


Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages

When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always or even at all if you’re Twitter . Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended, according to security researcher Karan Saini. Saini found years-old messages found in a file from an archive of his data obtained through the website from accounts that were no longer on Twitter. He also filed a similar bug, found a year ea...
Tags: Security, Social, Apps, Twitter, Europe, Technology, Privacy, Law, Tech, Api, Journalist, Operating Systems, Microblogging, General Data Protection Regulation, Saini, Neil Brown


Federal judge rejects Sayfullo Saipov's efforts to block capital prosecution based on Prez Trump's tweets

As reported in this New York Times piece, headlined "Trump’s Tweets Do Not Bar Prosecutors From Seeking Death in Terror Case, Judge Rules," a federal judge yesterday issued a notable ruling in a high-profile capital case. Here are the details: When President Trump said on Twitter that an Uzbek man charged with using a pickup truck to kill eight people “SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY,” the man’s lawyers asked a judge to bar prosecutors from seeking execution, saying the decision had become too politic...
Tags: Twitter, Law, US, New York Times, Manhattan, Justice Department, Trump, Hudson River, Broderick, Jeff Sessions, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Mr Sessions, Sayfullo Saipov, Saipov, Trump s Department of Justice


Meghan Murphy sues Twitter for kicking her out because she used "he" to refer to a trans woman.

The National Post reports on the Canadian writer's lawsuit, which was filed in California state court and raises claims based on contract and unfair competition.But Murphy’s lawsuit is also the latest test of whether and how Twitter is obliged to uphold free speech, and what duties governments might have to impose that value on corporate social media. As a writer in modern media, Murphy says she needs to be on it, and her ban represents a corporation exerting control over public debate.“The real...
Tags: Twitter, Law, California, Transgender, Free Speech, Contracts, Murphy, National Post, Pew Research, Meghan Murphy, Ann Althouse, Twitter s Hateful Conduct


Trump disturbs The Daily News by showing his awareness of a sex-related meme.

I'm reading "Trump just responded to '69' with 'Nice!' — effectively 'killing' a popular sexually suggestive meme trend." “The Gallup Poll just announced that 69% of our great citizens expect their finances to improve next year, a 16 year high. Nice!,” the President boasted.As the social media savvy are already aware, it’s common to reply to mentions of the number 69 — code for a certain sex position — with the word “nice.”...“Trump did a 69/nice tweet, which means I'm never going to do one agai...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Sex, Stupid, Nice, Trump, Shaun, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump and pop culture


17 tips for law student blogs

I have been asked by law school professors, placement offices and students on best practices for blogging. I am reluctant to share “X Tips” on this or that for fear that my post will look as if I am I trying to garner SEO — and that the minute I publish the post I’l think of something else to add. Expect to see the number of tips change, No question law students and law schools need guidance on blogging though. Here’s  a few tips to get us started. Establish a goal you want to accompl...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Blogging, Twitter LinkedIn Facebook, WordPress WordPress, Law School Blogs


Twitter Tips for Attorneys to Increase Engagement

If you’d like to start using Twitter — or if you’ve already started but want to do better — here are some tips for attorneys on how to engage: Pick a trending topic and offer your own spin. Every time you sign in, your Twitter home page will give you a list of topics that are currently trending on the site. You can even customize this feed for your geographical area. Picking a trending topic and adding your own spin on it is a good way to get more attention for your posts. Perk up your profile. ...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Marketing for Law Firms, Social Media Marketing For Lawyers, Twitter For Attorneys


"Learn to code" is irritating, but why would you do anything but ignore it?

Your time would be better spent learning to act like an adult. https://t.co/3tybkAjm8k — Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 5, 2019 ADDED: Remember that Washington Post Super Bowl ad that called on us to admire journalists because some of them go into war zones and show great courage in the face of real physical dangers? Here, watch it again and as the faces go by imagine Popken in the mix, with a caption about the time he was told to learn to code.... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Washington Post, Advertising, Journalism, Courage, Sean Davis, Ann Althouse, Insults, Popken


“Terrorism lawsuits threaten lawful speech”

A “string of civil lawsuits intended to pin liability on online platforms for allegedly providing material support to terrorists” has mostly fared poorly in court, with Section 230 providing a bulwark against liability in most cases, “but some of these cases are on appeal and plaintiffs have filed several new ones. If these suits are successful, they could be detrimental for the Internet: platforms would have little choice to become much more restrictive in what sorts of speech they allow.” In p...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Law, Uncategorized, Social Media, Terrorism, Paris, Orlando, San Bernardino, Facebook Google, Facebook Google Twitter, Brussels Twitter, Aaron Mackey Electronic Frontier Foundation


What did Tom Brokaw say that had him apologizing so awkwardly last night on Twitter?

Let's read the original text, the transcript for "Meet the Press." I saw the show at the time, and I wasn't paying that much attention to the words. I was noticing how old and out of it Tom Brokaw looked and sounded. He is speaking on a panel moderated by Chuck Todd, and the subject, at this point, is the government shutdown. Brokaw says:I really didn't think that you could widen the gap between the Beltway and the rest of the country any more, until this happened. And now, it's completely gone....
Tags: Twitter, Texas, Law, Washington, White House, America, Wyoming, South Dakota, Arizona, Miami, Venezuela, Beltway, Pbs, Apologies, Slang, Trump



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