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>Arizona Passes Sweeping Internet Censorship Bill

>Arizona Passes Sweeping Internet Censorship Bill
Legislation to make it illegal to use “offensive” language online
Steve Watson
April 2, 2012

The state legislature of Arizona has passed a bill that vastly broadens telephone harassment laws and applies them to the Internet and other means of electronic communication.

The law, which is being pushed under the guise of an anti-bullying campaign, would mean that anything communicated or published online that was deemed to be “offensive” by the state, including editorials, illustrations, and even satire could be criminally punished.

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