Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday January 09, 2015

Facing The Challenge Of Online Harassment

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has an interesting article on the subject of online harassment posted today that is certainly worth taking the time to read.

We oppose laws that attempt to address online harassment but do it carelessly, with little regard for the risks for legitimate speech. For example, recently the New York Court of Appeals struck down a cyberbullying law that made it a crime to "harass, annoy, threaten...or otherwise inflict significant emotional harm on another person," because it reached "far beyond the cyberbullying of children." After all, protected speech could very well be "annoying," but that is hardly enough reason to outlaw it.