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Outlaw Internet Trolling?

// Posted by on 04/03/2012 (6:53 PM)
I stumbled across an article, titled “Arizona Looks to Outlaw Internet Trolling,” about a bill in Arizona stating “It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person.” Although the bill has a pretty noble goal, to stop cyberbullying, and having already passed both legislative houses only needs the approval of the governor, I agree with the author that this probably won’t end up being as effective as lawmakers would like.

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Kelsey said...

It will greatly depend on who they choose to enforce it but it’s a start and I certainly hope that the governor will pass it.

// 04/04/2012 at 11:20 pm