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California Politician Seeks To Radically Curtail Free Speech To Combat "Fake News"


Chau is trying to criminalize "fake news" and in the process would curtail free speech for everyone from parodies to comedies to opinion writers.  He is the latest example of how some of the greatest threats to free speech around the Western world today appears to be coming from the left of the political spectrum from speech restrictions on campuses to new criminal laws on inciteful or intimidating speech.

Chau has pulled his bill shortly before a hearing after long ignoring the outcry for civil libertarians that he was threatening core free speech value with his poorly drafted and poorly conceived measure.