NJ: websites must police users’ content

I just heard about this New Jersey social networking bill (A3757) which provides penalties against social networking websites where users are harassing others with sexual offensive communications.  It was introduced in the New Jersey Assembly last year and  so far it appears to be alive and well in the legislative process.

Critics contend that it places considerable onus on websites to police their own users and could chill free speech.  On particular concern is its over broad definition of “social networking” which could include virtually all websites.

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