Jonathan Turley, a noted law professor at George Washington University and a leading liberal voice, has joined conservatives in condemning Democratic efforts to regulate political speech on the internet.
The legal expert is especially concerned about a new proposal to sue readers of websites, such as the Drudge Report and Facebook, who share "disinformation," the Washington Examiner reported Friday.
Turley compared the new regulation plan for internet speech, pushed by former Federal Election Commissioner Ann Ravel, to Russian President Vladimir Putin's strangulation of free speech.
"To combat ‘fake news,' Ravel and her co-authors would undermine the use of the Internet as a forum for free speech," Turley wrote of the proposal on Thursday.
"The regulation would include the targeting of people who share stories deemed fake or disinformation by government regulators," Turley continued.
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