WV cyberbullying bill could target protected speech

30 03 2009

If you’re in West Virginia, you may want to watch what you say in the comments thread to this article. A bill introduced last week would expand the definition of harassment under the state’s Computer Crime and Abuse Act, making it a misdemeanor punishable by a 0 fine or up to six months in jail to post false statements about another person in an online forum.

The legislation was originally sponsored by state senator Mike Green (D-Raleigh) last Monday


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