WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 04/05/18

WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings for 04/05/18

THIS is why we have a “First Amendment!!”
Iowa man wins free speech lawsuit against his ‘stinky’ city
” ‘The right of the people to freely and openly criticize their government is the very foundation of democracy,’ said ACLU of Iowa Legal Director Rita Bettis. ‘In America, the government cannot threaten legal action against someone for speaking out against it.'”

Your Info is Not Safe on FACEBOOK
‘Most’ People on Facebook May Have Had Their Accounts Scraped
“Most people on Facebook” means that we’re talking about at least a billion users whose public Facebook information has been spirited away into databases unknown.”

Always Validate Your INFO Before You Broadcast It…
Alex Jones and Infowars Are Sued for Defamation After Misidentifying Parkland Gunman
“’We believe that Mr. Fontaine was targeted due to the T-shirt he was wearing, and that Infowars intentionally disregarded fundamental newsroom ethics due to its desire to politicize the tragedy,’ Mr. Bankston said.”

Jail Inmate Sues Deputy For Invasion of Privacy
Invasion of Privacy Lawsuit Against Sheriff’s Deputy Moves Forward
“At the time, Malone was in the throes of a highly charged custody dispute with Whitson, who is the biological father of Malone’s wife. Whitson had been booked into County Jail in 2011 for public intoxication in Isla Vista.”

Game of Thrones’ Author’s epic case of writer’s block?
How George R.R. Martin went from revered ‘Game of Thrones’ author to the literary world’s biggest villain
“Since 2011, Martin has found success that other writers like him can only dream of. However, his fame has transitioned into infamy as fans wait for him to buckle down and finish the books. Rather than bask in his success, he’s now asked to apologize for it.”




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