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.
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.
Read 5 remaining paragraphs