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Michigan lawmaker proposes Reasonable Restrictions on Fact Checkers

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  • #16
    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post

    Sure there is. Do nothing. Enforce existing libel and slander laws if it comes to that.
    Which are utterly ineffective if they're discussing a prominent person, which will be most of the time.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    • #17
      I would suggest that anyone wanting to register as a fact checker should need to undergo a background check to ensure that they are not a danger of spreading misinformation.

      It seems like a reasonable restriction.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post

        Sure there is. Do nothing. Enforce existing libel and slander laws if it comes to that.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
          I would suggest that anyone wanting to register as a fact checker should need to undergo a background check to ensure that they are not a danger of spreading misinformation.

          It seems like a reasonable restriction.
          Except the Internet is global, and so-called "fact checkers" can be posting from anywhere on the planet. A registration in Michigan (or any physical location) isn't going to solve anything.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
            I would suggest that anyone wanting to register as a fact checker should need to undergo a background check to ensure that they are not a danger of spreading misinformation.

            It seems like a reasonable restriction.
            Absolutely not. Giving the government power over the right to adjudicate political speech is the first step toward setting up a Ministry of Truth.
            "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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            • #21
              Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
              I would suggest that anyone wanting to register as a fact checker should need to undergo a background check to ensure that they are not a danger of spreading misinformation.

              It seems like a reasonable restriction.
              And next maybe the government can issue licenses to individual reporters as well.

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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              • #22
                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                And next maybe the government can issue licenses to individual reporters as well.
                That, and we can ban the use of certain fonts, styles, and other dangerous appearances. Again, a reasonable restriction.

                Fact checkers have no need for special fonts.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

                  That, and we can ban the use of certain fonts, styles, and other dangerous appearances. Again, a reasonable restriction.

                  Fact checkers have no need for special fonts.
                  Don't tell anyone but word has it that Sparko loathes Comic Sans

                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                  "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                    Don't tell anyone but word has it that Sparko loathes Comic Sans
                    Hating comic says is blasť. Its like being against bullying, or against kicking puppies.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

                      Hating comic says is blasť. Its like being against bullying, or against kicking puppies.
                      I've never seen what the big deal is, except maybe it was over used for awhile.

                      I'm always still in trouble again

                      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization thatís not the argument." --Tassman

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post

                        Sure there is. Do nothing. Enforce existing libel and slander laws if it comes to that.
                        yup

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                        • #27
                          Require fact checkers to be bonded.
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