Re: “serious emotional distress”
Disagree with even the suicide bit because that is making someone else responsible for another persons actions.
This is downright Orwellian chilling of speech since offense is taken, not given.
Laws like this inevitably allow offense takers to control public discussion...to control thought.
Its perverse that something like this would pass in a western country. What is free speech anyways? What are free speech laws meant to protect? They protect unpopular and even vulgar speech, because popular speech needs no protection.
Anyways, how about we start off this law by extraditing John Oliver for calling on his hundreds of thousands in his audience to become a hate mob to harass someone...
John Oliver - Ecuador's Sensitive President
"Of course, the best part of a bill like this is that it provides a reason find out the real identities of people posting online."
Sure, and it was that mentality after 9/11, and the resulting hysteria after that event which led to the massive increase in NSA spending and powers. Only fools are this willing to give up rights for illusory safety.
The worst trolls I've seen are the ones who use the system and such laws to do their work. These are the feminist clique, with the queen bee's who make bullying people their lifes work. In past decades these would have been the same busy bodies who would have been the morality police under the authority of the church, now, its under the authority of the government and sjw sensitivities. Do not blaspheme, do not "offend", society is going backwards ....and its just sad to see it being dragged there by the left.
Here's just one example
The Hidden Face of Hypocrisy: Randi Harper
and one more