To the people of Tennessee,
We are Anonymous.
Recently, your lawmakers have been attempting to pass a new bill. This bill would allow anyone to be punished for posting an image on the internet that might frighten, Intimidate, or cause emotional distress. The images that might be harmful to others are deemed as harassment. Those that are caught disobeying this law will either be sentenced to a year in jail, ordered to pay a fine, or receive a punishment of up to 30 hours of community service.
This is clearly a bold attempt to crush our freedom of speech. All images that are posted on social networking sites must be able to be viewed by the district attorney. The bill also allows law enforcement to have the power to log files, images, or communications on any social networking sites operated by your ISP’s.
By imposing this law, your lawmakers are denying your basic human rights. It is our obligation to defend the rights of others that we believe to be under threat. We, Anonymous, will take action against this bill.
- Tennessee Makes it Illegal To Share Your Netflix Password (yro.slashdot.org)
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- Tennessee Makes Posting ‚Distressing‘ Images Illegal (newser.com)
- Tennessee law bans ‚distressing images,‘ opens your Facebook inbox (engadget.com)