Does Deletion of a Word in an Allegedly Libelous Internet Post Constitute Republication in San Diego and Los Angeles?

When is a change in an internet blog post or content considered republication in San Diego or Los Angeles?  Defendants in libel cases may view with interest a legal tactic that raises an issue of first-impression (never decided) in California. In the case, the plaintiff sued the defendant over an alleged, three-year old libel in an online business review. Because …