New Cali “Cyber Fraud” Bill Would Make “Fake News” (Read: Alt Media) About Politicians Against The Law
And here is how they will try to get free speech against politicians on alternative media sites shut down and abolished from the Web.
Lots of laws that start in California end up sweeping the nation…. gun laws, environmental laws, vaccination statutes, etc. The list is long.
Now California Assembly member Ed Chau (D – Monterey Park) has introduced , also known as “The California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act,” which would essentially make it against the law to publish “fake news” that could potentially impact an election… any election.
The bill would amend California election code to add the following:
In other words, it is nothing more than yet another way to limit free speech on the web. “A deceptive statement” will be in the eye of the beholder. Any politician can simply say negative published about him or her is “deceptive” in his or her opinion.
See how that works?
And oh, by the way —
Chau has yet to explain how such a bill would be enforced, but considering Google’s headquarters are based California, I’m sure they will think of something.