A court in Louisiana has allowed a ‘fake’ and satirical news item to be republished, overturning a previous restraining order.
Background, as reported by MediaPost:
The publisher, Nicholas Brilleaux, had posted the item “Giraffe Claims Third Victim at Global Wildlife” shortly after news broke about the tragedy at Sea World in Orlando – where an orca whale had killed a trainer in February. The Global Wildlife Foundation complained by email to Brilleaux, which spurred him to add a disclaimer stating that the piece was a satire. But that wasn’t enough for Global Wildlife, which went into state court in Louisiana and convinced a judge to order Brilleaux to remove the piece.