California is no stranger to passing absurd laws and making absurd statements. A recent example of the state’s idiocy includes a bill to make California a sanctuary state purely to spite President Trump.
If California could, it would probably ban breathing to save the atmosphere from pollution.
The latest bill to come out of this liberal cesspool includes a clear violation of the first amendment with an Orwellian twist.
A new bill called the California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act says its aim is to stop the spread of so-called fake news.
The bill states:
“It is unlawful for a person to knowingly and willingly make, publish or circulate on an Internet Web site, or cause to be made, published, or circulated in any writing posted on an Internet Web site, a false or deceptive statement designed to influence the vote on either of the following:
(a) Any issue submitted to voters at an election.
(b) Any candidate for election to public office.”
While this law doesn’t state how it will determine what constitutes fake news, it can have serious repercussions for citizens.
From Conservative Tribune:
Dave Maas, investigative researcher for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, explained that if the bill were to become law, average Americans could be in trouble.
“Political operatives could file complaints at the slightest hint of hyperbole or smallest misstatement of fact by a candidate,” he told the Times.
“Prosecutors could launch politically motivated investigations. The bill doesn’t even exempt journalism, leaving bloggers who want to quote false statements before debunking them in a legal limbo. Even satirical websites, such as The Onion, could come under fire for posting technically false information,” Maas continued.
“You could even get in trouble for re-tweeting something inaccurate that someone else said.”
While it’s important for individuals to validate their sources before spreading false information, is this really an arena where we want the government to step in?
The government, especially when it’s run by liberals, doesn’t exactly have the best track record for being honest itself. Benghazi was caused by a YouTube video? Fake news. Assad gave up all of his chemical weapons? Fake news.
Apparently the news is only real when a liberal tells it to you.
This simply shows the real left. They want total control of everything. You are the property of the state, and you see, hear, taste, etc., exactly what they want you to, no more no less.
Liberals are so heavily brainwashed that they are blind to this fact, and this bill will only give liberals more control of the narrative.
Apologies to the sane people of California. We know you’re there!
Source: Conservative Tribune