Senator Elizabeth Warren raised eyebrows across the USA Wednesday when she called for “criminal penalties” for those who spread “disinformation” on the internet and social media; raising serious questions over a citizen’s right to Freedom of Speech.
Elizabeth Warren proposes criminal penalties for spreading disinformation online https://t.co/7tUD3dvDxq
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“Disinformation and online foreign interference erode our democracy, and Donald Trump has invited both,” Warren said in a Tweet Wednesday. “Anyone who seeks to challenge and defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 election must be fully prepared to take this on – and I’ve got a plan to do it.”
“I will push for new laws that impose tough civil and criminal penalties for knowingly disseminating this kind of information, which has the explicit purpose of undermining the basic right to vote,” Warren said in a release.
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