Date: Apr 26, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff Reporter Staff reporter
Amid calls from politicians and the public for stricter regulations governing
acceptable behavior on social media Web sites, Democratic Progressive Party Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday expressed concern that such measures would harm Taiwan’s hard-earned right to freedom of speech.
Following the suicide of entertainer Cindy Yang (楊又穎), which her family attributes to vituperative online criticism, a number of politicians, media outlets and academics have called for laws to be amended to allow for stricter penalties for “online bullying,” — aimed at preventing a similar tragedy from occurring.
However, Tsai, the DPP’s presidential candidate, said she was opposed to such moves. [FULL STORY]