Bill Proposed in Ecuador to Criminalize Insults on Social Networks

Posted on September 4, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Politics, Social Issues reported that a senior Ecuadorian government official proposed a bill Wednesday that would criminalize insults posted on social networks, opening them up to receive similar treatment to those in the media.

The head of the office of the legal secretary of the presidency, Alexis Mera, said he introduced the proposal to the Justice Committee of the National Assembly, which is discussing the new penal code.

“There is injury in this media, as well as in a social network,” Mr. Mera said in a television interview. “I think there are more people reading a person with 100,000 followers [on Twitter] than people following local media.” Author: Jeanneth Valdivieso Read Article

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