Government to regulate MXit & blogging calls de Lille

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ID President Patricia de Lille has called on Government to look into ‘urgently implementing legislation that will regulate MXIT and Internet blogging, where members of the public can with impunity slander and defame individuals and organisations they do not like.’

Maybe we should implement some homeland security measures while they’re at it. We can be just like the US. Once again, blogging & MXit are tools. A bad workman…

She continues…

‘This has gone too far and it is time for Government to intervene to protect our most vulnerable. The right to freedom of expression is not absolute,’ says De Lille.

Another worrying development in cyberspace is the abuse of blogging, which allows anonymous individuals to post slanderous and defamatory comments with impunity about anyone they choose, without the legal consequences they would face in other more reputable print and electronic media.

Wow patricia with this link we double her traffic. What do you think? Should government regulate blogging & MXit?

Gavin Chait also covers the South African Governments attempt to regulate blogging here

Could this be a sign of old school politicians not being in touch with reality? Maybe the ‘pipes’ that the internet runs on will be blamed for the high cost of bandwidth too.

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