US Constitution. (credit: Kim Davies)
Here at Ars, we’re always on the lookout for wacky, tech-focused legislation.

And we’ve found one bill that is certain to make our Top 10 list.

Alternative facts alert: Proposed legislation bans “fake news”Edwin “Ed” Chau.

The new proposal bars the online publication of a “false or deceptive statement designed to influence the vote.” Bye-bye online news. On the flip side, this legislation would probably outlaw lawmakers’ and candidates’ online speech, too.
The bill is proposed by California Assemblyman Edwin “Ed” Chau, a Democrat representing a section of Southern California.

The proposal, which is likely unconstitutional on its face, was supposed to have a committee hearing Tuesday afternoon, but it was pulled at the 11th hour.
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