Posted by Lou Pilder on September 21, 2015, at 8:49:06
In reply to Re: Lou's reply-psaira-the case » Lou Pilder, posted by Phillipa on July 7, 2014, at 21:05:09
> Dirty who? Cheerleaders? STD's what the heck does this have to do with mental health? Wow Phillipa
The case is about if a web site owner/operator can use third party posters to defame another and be immune from being responsible for libel.
It depends. Right now there is a law called CDA/230 that makes the operator immune from third party poster's defamation to another. Here, Judaism is being defamed openly and is seen as being supportive, and worse, it will in Mr. Hsiung's thinking be good for his community as a whole to be seen as civil by him. This could cause Jews to feel demeaned and insulted in that a psychiatrist will allow anti-Semitic propaganda to be seen by him without his tagline to be civil, which could stigmatize a Jew here and defame Judaism itself. And since the poster of the antisemitsm is allowed to be immune from his rules for enforcing his own rules, a subset of readers could see and think that he is in concert with those members to spread anti-Semitic hate which could inflict emotional distress on Jewish members here as he states that members are to be civil at all times, but anti-Semitic propaganda and defamation toward me are exempt from him applying his rules to those posts. The case is about if CDA/230 should or should not apply because the owner allowed the defamation.
The last decision is that CDA/230 makes the owner immune from 3erd -party defamation, UNLESS. The UNLESS needs to be clarified by the high court and may be heard. My understanding of CDA/230 does not allow Mr. Hsiung to be in concert with members here to inflict harm against the Jews and me as a Jew here and have CDA/230 exempt him. For if he has the intent to use his forum to allow anti-Semitic hate to be seen as civil, that alone IMHO disqualifies him from protection via CDA/230. For, you see, I do not think that there can be support without justice, and I am denied equal protection of his rules.
Jefferson penned the light of equality, [...We hold these truths self-evident, that all men are created equal...]. Jefferson has left and gone away. I will carry his torch for him.