Without a doubt, the Bad Bill of the Week for last week goes to Sen. Steve Goss's attempt to police the internet and message boards by his standards.
been mistreated by new media and subsequently, that bloggers are a
threat to civil discourse in our state. The honor this week for “Bad
Bill of the Week” goes to Sen. Steve Goss (D-Watauga) and his bill, SB 46, “Internet Libel/Civil Crim Offense.”
I like to call it: “The Gossip Girl Bill,” in honor of the pop-culture
television show centered around gossipy high school students who post
scandalous anonymous rumors on a public blog. Apparently Sen. Goss
thinks using this medium is a threat to our state.
Read all about it here.