27 August 2019

KingCast Says: The VA Must Settle the Robert Bozgoz ADA Whistleblower Case Before they Kill Him.


Judge Debra L. Dwyer supports reverse racism and Whistleblower abuse.

More back story on big pharma and corruption.

As to the bogus criminal Complaint against Robert:

They are bootstrapping. The statute is Maryland CJP 3-1508 based upon Maryland CJP 3-1505. However, the key thing is that the underlying offenses to which Voncelle James used to obtain the Peace Order were Harassment Maryland Criminal Law 3-803 and Stalking Criminal Law 3-802 which require a course of conduct as defined by Maryland Criminal Law 3-801. These are not strict liability offenses but are intentional or require malice. Whoops. 

All the guy did was respond to a group email that I wrote about his Worker's Comp hearing because you know, Voncelle James had ordered him back to work against his doctor's Orders AND HE HAD A STROKE DAMMIT.

More on this later.

I’ve done my job to keep the Bozgoz family in check with regard to their demands. I’ve done my job to keep, or to try to keep the VA in check with regard to its vituperative largesse and general corruption schemes. 

At this point the onus is on the VA to come back with a reasonable Counter offer such that the healing can begin. I know from insiders that Voncelle James is a nervous wreck. Not my fault. I know from the Bozgoz family and their doctor that their son Austin is very seriously impacted by all of this and will require immediate CT Scans. 

All of this is treasonous misconduct in my opinion, and if it continues I will be flying out there in September with a bag full of camera equipment to start interviewing past and present VA staff. At that point major press and the so-called alternative press are going to have a hard time ignoring this one. 

And the VA knows that it is tearing apart the heart and soul of a beautiful multiracial family with dedicated careers in the service of this Country. In this particular case I even have medicals to document all of it.

26 August 2019

KingCast Applauds Freedom Watch and Laura Loomer Censorship Appellate Ruling and Files Judicial Notice in KingCast v. Facebook 19-CV-1987 N.D. California.


Note: Laura Loomer and I have a lot in common. She too has a Federal lawsuit against a jerk lawyer who assaulted her as well. Now she's a NeoCon white woman so she's going to get all the care and concern over a nigger such as myself, but hey that's life in the Big City.  Take a look.

Last week a Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a victim of Facebook censorship. Time to file another Update to the Court tonight because Pruneyard rides again in the modern era.

4. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Plaintiff’s Complaint alleged, inter alia

17. According to Senator Ted Cruz, as reported in the New York Times, “if internet companies are not a ‘neutral platform,’ they should not be protected by a law known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which (some claim) gives companies broad legal immunity for what people put on their services.” 1 

18. In the same article, Rep. Kevin McCarthy stated, “Social media platforms are increasingly serving as today’s town squares….But sadly, conservatives are too often finding their voices silenced.” (Same with blacks. Protected class. Insular Minority. We all know the Rules here).

98. Defendants created, operate, and control public platforms that are for public use and public benefit and invite the public to utilize their platforms as a forum for free speech. 

99. Defendants act as quasi-state actors because they regulate their public platforms, thereby regulating free speech within their public forums, Google/YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, Apple, Instagram as well as the other social media companies or entities. The Lower Court incorrectly DISMISSED all of these concerns. 

In rejecting the entire opinion of the Lower Court the Court of Appeals succinctly stated in its per curiam ORDER: “Upon consideration of the motion for summary affirmance, the oppositions thereto, and the replies, it is ORDERED that the motion for summary affirmance be denied. The merits of the parties’ positions are not so clear as to warrant summary action. See Taxpayers Watchdog, Inc. v. Stanley, 819 F.2d 294, 297 (D.C. Cir. 1987) (per curiam). 

It is FURTHER ORDERED that the Appellees be limited to one joint brief, not to exceed 13,000 words. See Fed. R. App. P. 32(a)(7). (Appendix B). 

Up until this point the First Amendment was tantamount to the Third Rail in bringing a case such as this. It was a guaranteed loser even thought these corporate beasts really are effectively Nation-States, or Public Utilities. Well now a Court is finally showing the Chutzpah to start doing something about it, and not a moment too soon. 


CONCLUSION 
Plaintiff has been resolute throughout this case as he told the Court: “Now is the time to make this right without engaging in unwarranted Judicial Activism.” As time, history and perspective grace the legal landscape on this issue the entire Judiciary and the Free World will soon see that J.P. Dyer, Facebook Amicus Counsel David Lukmire, the Darnaa Court and Plaintiff KingCast were all correct, and everyone else….. was indeed, wrong. The Court should ORDER Plaintiff to file a final Amended Complaint to Countenance a First Amendment Claim as well as a Sherman Act Claim. 

Respectfully submitted,
Christopher King, J.D.

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Will Larry Klayman and Freedom Watch Issue an Amicus Filing in KingCast v. Rattan et al Given his Role as Counsel in Loomer v. Rashida Harbi Tlaib?


The fact pattern in Loomer is almost identical to mine when I was trying to run video to document the abuse being sustained by Wendy Alison Nora in the witch hunt against her Law license in Wisconsin: Jerk lawyer grabs independent journalist camera without any lawful reason. Boom. In my case it was one Mark Rattan, Esq. Raw video of the entire incident involving me is below and I have written Attorney Klayman this morning on this. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nJ7XjK37C4 (raw video part one -- setting the rules) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4_E3X_E9yo ( raw video part two -- the attack)
And while we are at it let's not forget his jerk lawyer Terry Johnson, who actually sat on the Office of Lawyer Responsibility Review panel.  Naturally Rattan got a slap on the wrist from them in the form of a "diversion program" so there's nothing on his permanent record. They diverted down to the golf course for a couple rounds of scotch to laugh about how they got over on a nigger journalist, is what they diverted to, you betcha.

25 August 2019

KingCast Sees Facebook Lawyers Admit that Facebook Cannot Track Posters who Defame You and Delete their Accounts.


Fact: When white people sue for Defamation on Facebook they get sizable Judgments or Settlements. See Zerlie Charles v. Vickie D. Vest, Indiana Ct. App. No. 72A01-1706-SC-01252 (October 24, 2017) and Dial v. Hammond 15-CV-05383 N. Carolina Buncombe Superior (2015). Case settled for $500,000.00 (ABA Journal no less).
But alas, when I sue as a black man, despite being clearly defamed for YEARS, Facebook lawyers at Keker, Van Nest give me nothing but a runaround. Take a look. That's OK. We will soon be in front of Judge William H. Orrick on this. His Honor does not suffer corporate abuse gladly as noted in Wadler v. Custard Insurance, Inc. 17-CV-05840, Final Award coming 22 July 2019, or just 5 days after our Oral Argument you see in the above YouTube video.

We will let him determine whether or not a nigger has the same rights as these white survivors of Facebook Defamation. They are much more worried than I am I can guarantee you that.

Above is the transcript audio. Here is some background as to the simple questions I keep asking the four (4) lawyers at Keker, Van Nest and how they continue to avoid them. To wit, part of an email exchange that occurred late last night. 


By the way Counselors, it is called EXPEDITED DISCOVERY. Obviously you feel some sense of urgency to address these matters or you would not be writing me at 10:28pm.


So this is why you shouldn't drag your feet or fail to respond to me when I ask you simple questions, i.e. 


1) What day did Facebook notify the offending defamatory user account(s)?

2) What is wrong with providing me the information on Saturday, Sunday or Monday following the last due date of response, i.e. Friday, 23?
3) When will you provide me the User information given that you and your client are both already in possession of it for at least 21 days right?
4) Will you be available for a Meet and Confer on Monday, 26 August 2019 and if not what is your next available day, date and time to do so?

You and your client's niggardly responses in this regard I will not suffer gladly, and may I be so bold as to predict that Judge Orrick will not take too kindly to them either.


#clarity. Do with it what you wish.  I look forward to hearing from you as contemplated by our emails Saturday night and this Sunday morning.


*******
IV.            Demands.
Defendant must be ORDERED to provide the user information for “Troy Frasier” as the
Defendant cannot provide any distinguishing rationale as to how it can provide the user 
information for “Lisa Marie” but not for “Troy Frasier” when Plaintiff provided them the 
same data inputs and facts and timeframe information. Defendant must then further 
provide the Court a detailed Affidavit as to Best Practices and Good Faith Due Diligence 
on the matter, 

Defendant must be ORDERED to provide the user information for “Facebook User” as well, 
because Defendant had all of the same information as in the other two examples. In the 
event the Defendant maintains that it cannot find any information they must then provide 
the Court a detailed Affidavit as to Best Practices and Good Faith Due Diligence on the 
matter, and admit to the Court, to the FCC and to the entire Free World that anybody can 
open a Facebook account, defame someone, shut down their account and walk away 
without a trace or any accountability whatsoever.
Respectfully submitted,
-The KingCaster
-The

24 August 2019

Judge in Facebook #CDA 230 Immunity Lawsuit Issues Blazing Decision on Adhesion Clauses and Unconscionability.


May it Please the Court, on researching matters for a soon-to-be pending Motion to Compel, Plaintiff discovered new Law from His Honor’s Bench that may be instructive in this case. As such, Plaintiff respectfully asks Leave of Court to issue one last pertinent and short update to the last Supplemental Post-Hearing Update because he has become aware of an extremely related Opinion in Wadler et al v. Custard Insurance Adjusters, Inc, 17-CV-05840 (11 April 2018), Fees awarded five (5) days after Oral Argument in the case at bar, or 22 July 2019. The case involved clickwrap or adhesion-clause abuse in an unequal arms-length situation. Mark Zuckerberg alone is worth $85B.  Plaintiff is worth approximately $30,000.00 at the moment, or .0000003529% of that. From Wadler:
Procedural unconscionability occurs where a contract or clause involves oppression, consisting of a lack of negotiation and meaningful choice, or surprise, such as where the term at issue is hidden within a wordy document. Id. “California law treats contracts of adhesion, or at least terms over which a party of lesser bargaining power had no opportunity to negotiate, as procedurally unconscionable to at least some degree.” Bridge Fund Capital Corp. v. Fastbucks Franchise Corp., 622 F.3d 996, 1004 (9th Cir. 2010). 


Substantive unconscionability occurs where the provision at issue “reallocates risks in an objectively unreasonable or unexpected manner.” Lhotka, 181 Cal. App. 4th at 821 (citation omitted). “Substantive unconscionability focuses on the one-sidedness or overly harsh effect of the contract term or clause.” Id. at 824–25 (citation omitted).........

CONCLUSION

Plaintiff noted (Tr. 7-8)
So at this point, we come back from Facebook's comment. In sum, if you look at a thing like their hate speech guidelines, I clearly have not violated them. Anyone can see that.

But, if Facebook gets to put out this type of purported contract, and laugh at all of us while making billions off of our backs, what we have here is a completely illusory contract. And we have to go back to basic terms of statutory construction that you learned in law school. Congress did not intend for an absurd result to occur. But it's absurd what's been going on here.

The time has come for the prophylactic protections of the CDA §230 to be lifted, at least under the Facts of this specific case. It is a measure whose time has come – and gone – in a case such as this one.

Respectfully submitted,

_____________________
Christopher King, J.D.

22 August 2019

Facebook Lawyers at Keker Van Nest Cannot Answer a Simple Question on Defamation Abusers.



Click here for the update: Motion to Compel is pending.
That's one of many Defamatory comments on the Platform about me.
But before we get to me, let's check on some legal precedent, shall we?

Davyne Dial is another victim of Defamation on the Facebook platform who needs to know this. Ms. Dial -- general manager of VPVM 103.7 Asheville -- was awarded $.5M for a single episode of Defamation on the Platform.   She now needs to know about how Keker, Van Nest can't even answer simple questions for 13 days running about the Defamation I sustained over the course of YEARS.....and further: 

Even then the lawyers won't give me a definite answer as to when they will provide the information I am owed pursuant to Law. Specifically 18 USC §2703(c). Naturally #Facebook notified one of the three accounts on 2 August, meaning that the last of 21 days for them to respond to the Subpoena expires on a Friday so I get to wait until the next business day of Monday to discover who they are. 

That's enough bullshit in and of itself, but then to have the same lawyers who couldn't give me an answer as to the date of notification then fail to promise me the information by Monday after I asked them what the holdup is, constitutes bullshit on top of bullshit and I am not going to stand for it. If I don't have my information by Monday close of business I will serve them a Motion to Compel and have them in front of Judge Orrick so fast it will make their heads spin. 
**************
 Counselors:

Tuesday morning 20 August at 9:10 a.m. I asked you a simple question:

Also, 

It is no secret that I feel getting information from you client regarding my defamer(s) has been tantamount to drawing blood from a stone. 

Wherefore, let's get a few things straight:

1.  Did your client send out information to the defamer Lisa Marie on 2 August, 2019 as indicated by Attorney HICKS and if so can we agree then that the time for production of User Information (or a Motion to Quash, etc) would be no later than Friday, 23 August as the expiration of the 21st day?

2. Does your client maintain its position that it cannot or will not locate information on "Facebook User" or "Troy Frasier?"

That is all for now.
 
………. I asked this in light of what my app developer shared with me. Again to be crystal clear what he said:

“That’s bullshit. If you delete an account they can go right back and activate it. That’s because they keep records.”

“They can identify any of their users from their IP Addresses. Even if the abuser bought a VPN they could probably track it.”

I then corrected a name typo yesterday (HICKS) as noted above.

Guys: There are three of you working the Federal Case at Keker. Surely one of you has some answers for me given that tomorrow appears to be the deadline on the Lisa Marie issue, and I say appears to be because the firmest answer I have received on the matter from Attorney Hicks despite numerous inquiry was

“….on or about August 2.” 

Please allow me to run through the timeline on this for absolute clarity:


6 August
G'Day Counselor,

I would appreciate an update sometime this week as to:

*Notification of the first ass-clown.
*Identification of the second ass-clown.

Thank you in advance,

C

**********
 
7 August
OK so the identified User has an active account?

On what day was Notice sent so I have my calendaring straight?

Thank you.
C

**********

8 August
Also, I had asked on what day was the Notice sent?

Thanks,
C
**********





9 August:

Dear Attorney Hicks:

OK so I remind you that I had asked what day the Notice was sent and I still need to know that. I believe I am entitled to know that. Please advise if you disagree.

**********
9 August
I believe it was on or about August 2, but I’ll need to confirm.

**********


With all due respect y’all have now had thirteen (13) days to confirm even the notice on the one account, not to mention the pending possibility of my filing a Motion to Compel on the others. 

So I am going to ask you one last time before I approach the Court: 
What day did Facebook send the notice and are you holding firm that Facebook cannot obtain the information on the other two accounts?

Thank you.

C

20 August 2019

Seattle Area Scientist Reviews KingCast v. Facebook and Concurs with Plaintiff and Facebook Amicus Counsel, IBM Chief of Policy and Others on CDA 47 USC §230 Immunity.


Look closely folks: Facebook capitulated.
LOL

First of all before we get to the letter written to the Court of this man's own initiative, this is the first draft of the thumbnail for my forthcoming app that I'll be discussing before my colleague Tony Doupé and his film class tomorrow, as I am wont to do over the years. Here's a series of Facebook discussions. Eventually I will teach film and media but for now all you need to know is that the app will help thousands of people effectively gain camera access to Courts that is all too-often wrongfully denied.



Actual Transcript reduced to audio.

Reaction from Courtroom observer + my commentary.


IBM post with Federalist Society's Ryan Hageman.

As submitted via email today to the Federal District Court and to my opposing Counsel from someone who has been following this case. Note that when you read the Transcript from Oral Argument in KingCast v. Facebook, 19-CV-1987 and other documents filed at this link you will see that Facebook’s own Amicus Counsel says the same exact thing, and so too does the Director of Policy at IBM. That’s all I have to say at this point.

********

Dear Court and Counsel:

I am a Seattle-based scientist working on noninvasive molecular diagnostics for cancer.  I have been following the 2019 case of King v. Facebook -- number 1987 -- and am writing to express my opinion, as it seems very timely and important.As I understand it, unlike a majority of companies in America, Facebook is currently empowered to violate its own contracts and terms of service with its users at its sole discretion, while enjoying significant immunity from law suits intended to seek redress.  In 2019, Facebook is one of the largest and most powerful companies ever to exist, and its capacity to wield influence is enormous.  Allowing it to continue to receive the special protections that were granted in the 1990's by the Communications Decency Act (CDA) when the internet was a fledgling industry, in the face of arguments like that of Mr. King, seems to be an indefensible position.  That Mr. King's postings on the Facebook platform have been selectively removed only when titled "How to Sue Facebook," however tasteful or not, resembles retaliation, seems like censorship of his First Amendment rights, and is not supported by Facebook's own terms of service.:


NOTE: Facebook as recently rescinded the ban:  Check the thumbnail carefully:

It sets a bad precedent to leave Facebook's broad immunity under the CDA the in-tact, and I urge you to consider revoking it.
*******
Wow.

Dear Dr.. XXXX, as a layperson, you get it. Thank you for reading my blog!  I can't continue on the thread as it is not a legal document but I thank you for your support and make one small distinction:

There is technically no First Amendment violation. There are cases where public officials violate First Amendment Rights by snubbing people but that's not exactly the case before us and Facebook remains technically a private company regardless of its nature as the World's largest public utility.

I will be happy to take this up with you in further detail offline and again, thank you for following.

Sincerely,

Christopher King, J.D.

**********
Thank you for the distinction.  Nevertheless, I hope that the platform will be made as egalitarian as possible.

Best regards,
xxx

Meanwhile the August 2019 installment of the Civil Rights Audit doesn't say jack shit about dark people specifically being slammed for Hate Speech but does mention conservatives.  

Content Policies: Although Facebook values free expression, it also wants to ensure that users feel welcome and safe on the platform. To that end, Facebook has established “Community Standards” governing which types of content are prohibited from the platform. Conservative interviewees identified concerns in the following areas: 

1. Hate Speech Designations: On this front, interviewees’ concerns stemmed both from the notion of having a “hate speech” policy in the first place and from unfair labeling of certain speech as “hate speech.” Interviewees often pointed out the highly subjective nature of determining what constitutes “hate”—an assessment that may be subject to the biases of content reviewers. The term “hate speech” is itself controversial, insofar as it may incorrectly ascribe motive in many cases.

16 August 2019

KingCast Motorsports Presents: First Look and Drive 1984 Euro Porsche 944 2.5.


Actually BBS are perfect on here. Runs PERFECTLY. Euro car. Hi-Comp pistons, Koni adjustable. Headers. Decat. Dansk exhaust. 911SC seats. Has perfect dash carpet too. And unlike many ROW cars it has a sunroof. For Pepper of course 😂 

New tires and alignment spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor went through the brakes new lower control arms and sway bar bushings

15 August 2019

KingCast Presents: Christopher Teel Rape Trial Updates and Coverage.



17 October 2019 Update:  No Clue as to when Trial will actually commence.
15 October 2019 Update:  Trial pushed to 17 October 2019. Stay Tuned.....

Seattle: Worst Drivers in the Country.

4 October 2019: Obviously the 23 September 2019 Trial Date was a farce. There is one scheduled for 15 October 2019 as well, Good Luck with that. Anyway there was another hearing today that I just couldn't get to it so I called the Court today but no word back yet as to when the next "Trial Date" is.... because I bet you this one gets bumped.... so anyway I pray that maybe -- just maybe one day Lindsey and the rest of us can see this asshole brought to Justice. We are all waiting so patiently.
I'm quite certain I'll be bringing you much more footage than major press. I see Christopher Teel is no longer sporting the once-haughty smirk that graced his prior mugshot photo. In my opinion this multiple criminal is finally going to be locked away for quite some time. 

An expert report on him is due to the Prosecutor's later this month, with yet another Rape Trial continuance to 23 September. I'll be there with cameras drawn.
Seattle: Infested by crime and criminals.


But don't worry Chris. You need this. You want this. 
Here is some Backstory
Lindsey Steele documentary video with Chris Rufo "The Wrong Narrative."

13 August 2019

Facebook Wants to Continue our Case Management Conference. Here's what I told them:

Here's what I told them: Sue Facebook suefacebook007@gmail.com Mon, Aug 12, 8:22 PM 15 hours ago to William, Matan, Paven 

Obviously the Court is busy. I’m also quite certain His Honor is taking a long, hard look at this one. Just my $.02 but what do I know I’ve only defeated Kelly Ayotte on 3/4 of the cases in which we tangled. 😎

******* 

Dear Counselors, I am still not inclined to agree to punt the CMC but I will do so with the following Stipulation that you share this email with the Court as my response. First of all, on the Merits I do not believe that Facebook is going to walk away from this clean. We were all at the same Hearing and we all know the areas of concern that the Court heard and is deliberating on: 

Your client cannot possibly avail itself of a content-based defense when they allow one blog but not the other, with the same exact content. And that shadows all of their treatment of me. 

Second, as to the Rule 26 Expedited matters in which your client claims they can only identify one of the three User Accounts, I have discussed this with an industry professional who develops apps for the Apple Store. Thus, from my new app & web developer: 

“That’s bullshit. If you delete an account they can go right back and activate it. That’s because they keep records.” “They can identify any of their users from their IP Addresses. Even if the abuser bought a VPN they could probably track it.” 

In short, I am not agreeing to the continuance for any reason to do with your client. I am doing it solely to allow the Court to focus on the Merits during this time. 

Very Truly Yours, Christopher King, J.D 

Facebook Censorship CDA 47 ... by Christopher King on Scribd

KingCast Warns Casey Sherman, John Stimpson and David Wedge on False Light Defamation, see Ruffin-Steinback v. DePasse, 82 F. Supp. 2d 723 (E.D. Mich. 2000).


First of all, I have reason to believe that Greg Floyd is back in North Country, walking around and hanging out at Dutch Treat and talking about how he is going to be willing to shoot someone for #45. These are rumors, but rumors from someone who has proved to be accurate about a lot of things in the past while I was actually busy suing the town and former AG Kelly Ayotte and winning information while Case Sherman sat back and watched. It was before I had my YouTube channel but the videos are here at Franconia511 Channel.
Anyway here is the case. You may recall that I have warned Casey Sherman and the rest of his posse about telling lies on Liko Peter Kenney, specifically whether or not Bruce McKay and his jack-booted buddies from neighboring jurisdictions had Probable Cause to arrest him and beat the shit out of him. Officers Cox and Ball, of course. See State v. Wright 03-CR-109, and State v. Miller 03-CR-012, 103, 029 in the link below.

Careful, sustained research clearly showed that Casey is full of shit. Of course he also refused to appear at a book signing for "Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains." And of course he also refused to appear for a classroom lecture series unless paid $1,000.00 as noted by Professor George McNeil, who appears in my website for Circle of Stones: The Liko Kenney Story that we are launching into after another pending movie gets wrapped first.

Anyway guys, don't fuck with me. That's all. And as noted, your bullshit scab-labor movie "Franconia Notch" (IMDb) should never get distribution and I'll be right there with our lawyers and citing this case if and when you do. BTW folks, Casey already scoured my blog as the best source of information on everything when he wrote his book and gave me lots of left-handed praise and pretended that I "gave [him] some help when the trail ran cold."

I came across this tidbit because I was listening to Eddie Kendricks yesterday. If you know much about music you can then see how this happened.......and fully understand the nexus. Keep on Trucking Baby. Keep. On. Trucking.

2. Johnnie Mae Mathews Johnnie Mae Mathews (Mathews) was the first manager or agent of the Temptations, when they were known as Otis Williams and the Distants. In the particular scene of the mini-series that forms the basis of Mathews' claims of defamation and false light invasion of privacy, Mathews is depicted driving up to the Temptations in a brand new Cadillac with the words "Otis Williams and the Distants" painted on the side. She produces a large roll of money and intimates that the money represents amounts earned by the Temptations through their performances. 
When the members of the group ask to be paid, however, disagreement surfaces, and the conversation, as well as the relationship between Mathews and the Distants/Temptations, is depicted as ending with Mathews placing all of the money in her bosom and driving away in the Cadillac. The implication of the scene is that *733 Mathews never returned the money or the car, and that both belonged to the Temptations. Mathews contends that the incident involving the Cadillac did not occur as depicted and, as a result, alleges false light invasion of privacy and defamation. 
In her Second Amended Complaint, Mathews also alleges defamation by implication. The sole basis for defendants' motion to dismiss this claim is a procedural argument. Defendants content that Mathews failed to plead the defamation claims with particularity as required by Michigan law. See, e.g. MacGriff v. Van Antwerp, 327 Mich. 200, 204-205, 41 N.W.2d 524 (1950); Royal Palace Homes v. Channel 7 of Detroit, 197 Mich.App. 48, 56-57, 495 N.W.2d 392 (1992). 
At a hearing held on October 4, 1999, both parties viewed the scene described above, and Mathews was directed to file an amended complaint setting forth the alleged defamatory content of that scene. On October 18, 1999, Mathews filed a Second Amended Complaint setting out the allegedly defamatory content of the scene and quoting verbatim from the scene. See Second Amended Complaint, ¶¶ 48, 49. This Second Amended Complaint renders defendants' procedural argument moot. Defendants having presented no other arguments in favor of summary judgment or dismissal, their motion to dismiss Mathews' defamation, defamation by implication and false light invasion of privacy claims is denied.

11 August 2019

KingCast Smiles as Trump Drafts an Order to Regulate Facebook and Twitter for Bias.



From The Verge. And so I guess this means all bias, or what? My lawsuit--intentionally ignored by Major and so-called alternative press -- is a harbinger. 
As described by CNN, the proposal raises a number of legal issues. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act gives companies broad discretion for moderating speech. Even if that moderation is found to be undertaken in bad faith, platforms can only be held liable under very specific circumstances. Any attempt to expand that liability would likely face a significant judicial challenge. 
Even if the protections of Section 230 were repealed by Congress, it’s not clear the FCC would be legally authorized to moderate social media companies. The commission, which typically regulates telecom companies, has historically seen edge providers like Facebook and YouTube as outside its purview. 
Current FCC chairman Ajit Pai has been unusually critical of the lack of regulation facing internet giants. “The greatest threat to a free and open internet has been the unregulated Silicon Valley tech giants that do, in fact, today decide what you see and what you don’t,” Pai said in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing earlier this summer.
As noted at CommonDreams website, this is a rather slippery slope but let us not forget the key Principle of the matter, which is that §230 is already being misapplied and needs to fall.