KMT seeks amendments to muzzle cyberbullies

GAG RULES?The legislature must pay attention to political bullying, as well as malicious treatment from media outlets and online commenters, legislators said

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 28, 2015
By: Chen Yen-ting and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers are considering amendments to articles 309 and 310 of the Criminal Code to grant authorities a legal basis to charge Internet users over harassment, slander, “hateful violence” and threats.

The proposed amendments were prompted by the recently reported suicide of actress-model Peng Yi-hsin (彭逸馨), more commonly known by her stage name, Cindy Yang (楊又穎), who in a suicide note said that she hoped her death could help highlight the power of online bullying.

“How many innocents must die before these Internet mobs desist?” KMT Legislator Lu Hsueh-chang (呂學璋) said at a press conference yesterday, adding that the legislature should try to pass the amendments as soon as possible to clamp down on cyberbullying     [FULL  STORY]

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