Elizabeth Warren proposes criminal penalties for spreading disinformation online
Elizabeth Warren proposes criminal penalties for spreading voting disinformation online.
Warren has entered a β€œBeto O’Rourke Making Promises” tailspin.
The thing about this kooky idea from Warren is to examine under the prism of Trump suggesting it about the press. There was an uproar when he suggested weakening libel laws. But what if he argued for criminal penalties for spreading "fake news?"
If Trump wins again - or even right now - does Warren want to vest his administration with the power to "criminalize" and punish companies that the Trump administration deems have been spreading "disinformation" online?
β€œI 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." So your bad Facebook post is just like a poll tax.
Excellent! Elizabeth Warren proposes criminal penalties for spreading voting disinformation online
Defending democracy through federal government control of political speech
Lots of people freaked out over this headline when it came out because it sounds way worse than the actual proposal. Funny how the bad headline is kind of a form of disinformation huh