Todd McMurtry

The Defamation Lawsuit is Essential to Our Future

Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya recently tweeted that we “may be one defamation lawsuit away from canceling cancel culture.” Palihapitiya was suggesting a person defamed by a comment made by a New York Times reporter should sue. The reporter falsely alleged on...

Swaying with the Algorithm: How Twitter Allows Abuse and Manipulation

How reflective of your likes and interests is your Twitter feed? And who’s behind deciding what you see in the first place? The social media platform would say “you,” but a skeptical public isn’t so sure.Todd McMurty How reflective of your likes and interests is your...

So Someone Called You a Racist or Bigot, . . .

As many of you know, for the past few years my law practice has become more and more focused on reputational issues. Nearly every day, someone who has been called a racist or bigot contacts me to seek guidance. Businesspeople, professionals, professors, college...

Adios Mr. President, You Are Banned from Twitter!

So how did this happen? Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others unilaterally decided to kick the president of the United States off their platforms and terminate his social media relationship with as many as 80 million Americans. It seems to most Americans that this...