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Motion To Quash Assault By Long-Distance Tweet

1/11/2017 Update: Eichenwald has withdrawn his lawsuit in Texas because…….. He claims to know the identity of the “assailant.” See the Notice of Nonsuit filed with the court. No indication of where (or if) he will file now. Very curious as ...

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Can You Assault With A Tweet?

Until information comes out on how the deposition between Eichenwald and Twitter went, this will be my last post on the topic for awhile. But here’s some final food for thought. To recap: Assault With A Deadly Twitter, Part 1 Assault With ...

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Can Kurt Eichenwald Get Pre-suit Discovery From Twitter?

UPDATE (12/20/16, 1300): Court has already granted order! See below: The most interesting thing to note above is “counsel for Twitter…has agreed to the expedited relief.” That means Twitter is not objecting to the petition, nor are they going to support ...

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Can You Sue Someone For A Tweet That Induces Epilepsy?

UPDATE (12/20/16): Eichenwald is following through. He filed a Rule 202 Petition for pre-litigation discovery in Texas. You can read it here. In October of 2016, someone sent a Tweet to journalist Kurt Eichenwald (a known epileptic) that contained an ...

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Fake News Thought Police

“Fake news” is currently a hot topic in, well, the news. We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs (NPR) Fake News and the Internet Shell Game (NYT) Trump’s fake-news presidency (WaPo) At the same time as fake news ...

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You’re Being Played By Twitter

There doesn’t seem to be much available out there about Social Media from a gamification perspective that is accessible to regular users as opposed to designers or math-types. Gamification is the use of game play mechanics for non-game applications, particularly consumer-oriented ...

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Ignore Choice Architecture At Your Peril

Last evening, just as his “Gays for Trump” event at the Republican National Convention, Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos was suspended from Twitter. The justification for the suspension is currently unknown, although it could be as a result of Milo’s run-in ...

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Social Media Subpoena Guide 2015 Edition

I initially wrote about how to subpoena various social media sites back in 2011. Seeing as it has been a few years I thought it was time to provide an update. It’s worth noting that almost every site you attempt ...

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Why You Probably Suck At Twitter (You Don’t Cheat)

A couple of days ago I received an email encouraging me to cheat. It was from Twitter. Here is the pertinent part of the message: Twitter was offering two methods of advertising. Neither involved any sort of ad placement or banner placement. Rather they ...

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