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New York Proposing Legislation To Ban Anonymous Speech Websites

Fluffeh (1273756) writes | more than 2 years ago

Privacy 2

Fluffeh writes "Republican Assemblyman Jim Conte "[this] turns the spotlight on cyberbullies by forcing them to reveal their identity." and Republican Sen. Thomas O’Mara "[this will] help lend some accountability to the Internet age." are sponsoring a bill that would ban any New York-based websites from allowing comments (or well, anything) to be posted unless the person posting it attaches their name to it. But it goes further to say New York-based websites, such as blogs and newspapers, to “remove any comments posted on his or her website by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post.”"
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New York joining China ? (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | more than 2 years ago | (#40081983)

If the bill is passed, allow me to propose that the New York State stop being a state of the United States of America and applies to be a province of the People Republic of China

After all, the similarity is striking - People posting anything online from both China and the New York state have to identify themselves

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