Talking trash online in Kenya could land you in jail1/10/2013
Residents in Kenya were warned that in the lead-up to the country's March 4 general election, using social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to post abusive or threatening statements can result in prison time and hefty fines. Bitange Ndemo, secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communication, said offenders could face up to three years in prison and fines of $11,500. He also told users hoping to hide behind anonymity that it was easy for the government to trace who had posted a particular message online. "There is a process called triangulation, and it is actually very easy to know who is doing it," he said, adding, "Most people probably are … thinking it is not easy knowing who they are." [Source]
What do you think about punishing people for this?