Irish Law Proposed Demanding Five Years in Jail for Promoting ‘Fake News’

The proposed law, which also targets supposed “bots” on platforms including Twitter and Facebook, has been proposed by the Fianna Fáil party to fight a perceived rise in online misinformation, the Irish Independent reports.

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  • Watchman

    “You are hereby sentenced to the maximum penalty of five years imprisonment for wilfully spreading fake news when you claimed on social media, “It’s going to be a sunny day outside today” when you clearly could see rain clouds above you in the sky.”

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Who watches the ‘fake news’ watchers?

      • Watchman

        Soros, of course: “He who pays the piper, calls the tunes.”

  • Killer Marmot

    If I were a totalitarian despot, such a law would be very handy.

    • Watchman

      Justin madly raises and waves hand from bank of room, “Count me in!”

  • Brett McS

    The Fail Party. Hehe!

  • canminuteman

    That’s just ducky! Who gets to decide what is fake news?

  • mauser 98

    ….