Jesus fuck, what the hell is wrong with our legislators?
Direct quotes from the proposed bills:
Yes, that is right 27 sponsors to that bill.BILL NO A08688 SAME AS Same as S 6779SPONSOR Murray (MS)COSPNSR Boyle, Graf, Montesano, Tenney, Conte, Duprey, Johns, Finch, Calhoun, Curran, Corwin, Saladino, McDonough, Hanna, Rabbitt, Ra, Jordan, Losquadro, Fitzpatrick, Palmesano, FriendMLTSPNSR Ceretto, Crouch, Latimer, Thiele, WeisenbergAdd S79-o, Civ Rts L: Provides that a web site administrator shall remove any comments posted upon request unless the poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post.
Words just cannot explain the magnity of derp contained within the NY legislative body. /o\BILL NO S06779 SAME AS Same as A 8688SPONSOR O'MARACOSPNSR MLTSPNSR Add S79-o, Civ Rts L: Provides that a web site administrator shall remove any comments posted upon request unless the poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post.
Direct from the horse's mouth (aka sponsor)
And shit....he might as well throw something in this bill that would benefit himself right?In addition to cracking down on cyber-bullying, the bill also prevents people from posting anonymous criticism of local businesses. Too often, rival businesses will post negative and false posts to hurt their competition. With more and more people turning to online reviews, it is important to ensure that the posted information, good or bad, is from actual customers and not rival competitors.
All in the name of combating cyber bullying. I just don't know what to say, other than all citizens US or otherwise, need to be aware that this shit is popping up all over. /O\Finally, the legislation will help cut down on the types of mean-spirited and baseless political attacks that add nothing to the real debate and merely seek to falsely tarnish the opponent’s reputation by using the anonymity of the Web. By removing these posts, this bill will help to ensure that there is more accurate information available to voters on their prospective candidates, giving them a better assessment of the candidates they have to choose from.
Some relevent quotes from obviously much more intelligent humans:
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.Abraham Lincoln