Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing ‘fake news’

In a broad proposal that adds threatening libel suits to regulatory plans already pushed by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, ex-chair Ann Ravel believes that there is support for expanded regulation in the wake of reports foreign governments spent $100,000 on 2016 political ads on Facebook.

She would include “fake news,” not just paid ads, to be regulated, though it’s never defined other than the Democrat’s description of “disinformation.” And anybody who shares or retweets it could face a libel suit.

h/t Marvin

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  • tom_billesley

    How long before visiting the wrong site and quietly reading the wrong thing is a criminal offence?

  • WalterBannon

    Ann Ravel is a douche in need of suspension from a lamp post