"Section 10 of the revised bill even authorizes jail time -up to two years- for anyone whose social media message *could* cause 'psychological harm amounting to at least serious distress.' [...] There’s also a separate crime of transmitting 'false communications', punishable by fines or up to 51 weeks of imprisonment."

"The problem here should be obvious: these are utterly subjective criteria. "


Such legislation has no place in a democracy.

Greece adopted the exact same amendment to the Greek penal code (article 191) last year.

Good stuff.



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