Venezuela Joins the Ranks of Nations that Stymie Free Speech to Muffle Criticism of Government

Venezuela Joins the Ranks of Nations that Stymie Free Speech to Muffle Criticism of Government

A new Venezuelan law clamping down on social media and broadcast organizations demonstrates in extreme fashion the dangers of government regulation of online content. The measure requires operators of social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter to remove hateful posts immediately, with potential punishments of 10 to 20 years in prison for those who violate the law.

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