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