The dumbest proposed law of the week was posted on Gizmodo last night:
Did you hear the one about the New York state lawmakers who forgot about the First Amendment in the name of combating cyberbullying and "baseless political attacks"?
Proposed legislation in both chambers would require 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."
Stupid laws are proposed all the time around the United States, and some of those stupid laws even manage to pass. But this is fucking ridiculous. One day, the majority of American lawmakers will have had some meaningful experience with the internet. Today is not that day.
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