Fake Stats About School Shootings, Student Arrested for Saying AR-15, Playboy Model on How Trump Hid Affair: A.M. Links


  • LANE HICKENBOTTOM/Reuters/Newscom

    No, there haven't been 18 school shootings so far in 2018.

  • A federal judge dismissed a copyright violation claim brought by Playboy Entertainment Group against Boing Boing over the blog's linking to a collection of Playboy centerfold photos that had been posted to Imgur.
  • Meanwhile, another federal judge says that embedding tweets without the poster's permission is could be a violation of copyright law. [Correction: The judge has merely denied summary judgement to the media outlets being sued, not issued a final decision in the case.]
  • A high school student was arrested and charged with making threats after someone overheard him arguing that it would be possible for him to buy an AR-15.
  • In The New Yorker, former Playboy model Karen McDougal details an alleged 2006 affair with Donald Trump and how he hid the trail.
  • Happy 60th, Ice T!