Enlarge / Mike Masnick, as seen in 2012. (credit: Joel Sage / Flickr)
A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed earlier this year against tech news website Techdirt.
The claim was brought by Shiva Ayyadurai, who has controversially claimed that he invented e-mail in the late 1970s. Techdirt (and its founder and CEO, Mike Masnick) has been a longtime critic of Ayyadurai and institutions that have bought into his claims. “How The Guy Who Didn’t Invent Email Got Memorialized In The Press & The Smithsonian As The Inventor Of Email,” reads one Techdirt headline from 2012.
Numerous articles that dubbed Ayyadurai a “liar” and a “charlatan” followed.

That, in turn, led to Ayyadurai’s January 2017 libel lawsuit.
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