Local 10: Venezuelan government censors social media with new law

Local 10: Venezuelan government censors social media with new law. “Socialist legislators passed a new law Wednesday making journalists’ stories that incite ‘hate and intolerance’ illegal. Those in violation could face a maximum prison sentence of 20 years or hefty fines. Venezuelan’s socialist legislative super body, or constituent assembly, passed the new legislation to censor private media outlets and social media users who reported on protests against President Nicolas Maduro and his administration — amid shortages of food and medications. “