New law to impose tax on social media ads, online services: Egypt’s finance minister (Ahram Online)

Ahram Online: New law to impose tax on social media ads, online services: Egypt’s finance minister. “Egypt’s Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait has announced that his ministry is close to finalising a draft law which will impose a tax on social media advertisements and services offered through online platforms.”

Mexico News Daily: Lawmakers describe social media shaming nicknames as ‘digital violence’

Mexico News Daily: Lawmakers describe social media shaming nicknames as ‘digital violence’. “A federal lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban social media public shaming with the use of ‘Lady’ and ‘Lord’ nicknames, a common practice in Mexico to denounce bad behavior. But critics were quick to come up with a new hashtag for Deputy María de Jesús Rósete Sánchez — #LadyCensura, or Lady Censorship.”

Techdirt: Philippines Lawmaker Introduces ‘Fake News’ Bill That Would Allow The National Police To Literally Police Speech

Techdirt: Philippines Lawmaker Introduces ‘Fake News’ Bill That Would Allow The National Police To Literally Police Speech. “The latest country to add a speech-squashing, government-expanding ‘fake news’ bill to its roster of bad ideas is the Philippines. The proposal doesn’t use the terminology du jour, but ‘fake news’ by any other name is still ‘fake news.’ Here’s the immediate effect the ‘Anti-False Content Act’ would have on the country’s population.”

Ars Technica: Proposed US law would ban infinite scroll, autoplaying video

Ars Technica: Proposed US law would ban infinite scroll, autoplaying video. “Nobody likes auto-playing video or sites that keep scrolling away infinitely when you’re just trying to reach the bottom of the page. But you probably don’t hate either ‘feature’ as much as Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who introduced a bill today to ban these and other “exploitative” practices.”

Rapsi News: E-mail user identification bill submitted to Russia’s lower house of parliament

Rapsi News: E-mail user identification bill submitted to Russia’s lower house of parliament . “A group of members of the Federation Council introduced a bill on e-mail user identification to the State Duma. The document was published Tuesday on the database of the parliament’s lower house.”

The Verge: A new anti-robocalling bill is headed to the House floor

The Verge: A new anti-robocalling bill is headed to the House floor. “The bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act would outlaw a slate of methods fraudsters use to scam consumers over the phone and through text. If approved, the bill would make it easier for the government to go after the fraudsters and issue tougher penalties. The Federal Communications Commission would also need to update what it considers a ‘robocall,’ which would require more businesses to obtain consent from customers before making robotic calls.”

Techdirt: Congress Moving Forward With Copyright-For-Censorship ‘Small Claims’ Act

Techdirt: Congress Moving Forward With Copyright-For-Censorship ‘Small Claims’ Act. “For a while now, we’ve been explaining why a plan to create a copyright ‘small claims’ process would be a disaster for free speech and a boon to copyright trolling. Unfortunately, it appears that the latest bill proposing this awful idea has a real chance to move forward. EFF has put up an action page urging people to contact their elected officials and ask them not to approve the CASE Act.”