Tuesday, March 11, 2008

People in Kentucky Terrified of Internet Bullies

Kentucky State Representative Tim Couch (R) filed a bill this week to outlaw anonymous posting online.
The bill would require anyone who contributes to a website to register their real name, address and e-mail address with that site.
Their full name would be used anytime a comment is posted.
If the bill becomes law, the website operator would be fined five-hundred dollars for a first offense and one-thousand dollars for each offense after that.
Representative Couch says he filed the bill in hopes of cutting down on online bullying. He says that has especially been a problem in his Eastern Kentucky district.
I don't know how he thinks the State of Kentucky can police the internet, but best of luck.
Thank God we have these 'small government' Republicans to protect us.

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