Interesting article about the kinds of chilling effects that can be caused by the kind of defamation lawsuit Lessig is filing https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200113/18320443724/dear-larry-lessig-please-dont-file-slapp-suits.shtml
(I agree that the NYT headline is misleading and even arguably clickbait, but I am also worried about the unintended consequences of these kinds of lawsuits, which I think could be enormous.)
@emacsomancer I don't know... I'm empathetic to why someone would be sufficiently upset by that title. I think the best response is probably counter-speech, and Lessig is probably famous enough that he could have gotten an op-ed written in another newspaper.
@emacsomancer it's also super streissand-effect-unaware
@cwebber I'm kind of shocked just by the hubris. a journalist not getting or not taking away the key point you wanted is an almost universally experienced frustration by people who talk to journalists. when do you reach the point where a newspaper not changing the headline for you prompts you to both sue them and promote a whole new class of lawsuits?
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