by Mike Masnick
Thu, Sep 15th 2011 10:30pm
Well, it took some effort, but it appears that state politicians in Missouri may have finally gotten the message. After a widespread outcry and a lawsuit concerning a law that made it illegal for teachers to "friend" current and former students on social networking sites, as well as a lawsuit and an injunction by a court which found the law to be a "staggering" violation of the First Amendment, Missouri's Senate has amended the law in question to let teachers and students be virtual friends once again. The bill still needs to be approved by the House, but it cleans up the controversial part of the bill. Schools would still be required to have "a policy" on student-teacher communication, but won't have to completely limit such activities.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- California News Publisher Files SLAPP Suit Against Competing Online Publisher
- Tell California Assembly Not To Ignore The First Amendment As It Tries To Ban Fake News
- UK Home Secretary: I Need People Who Understand The Necessary Hashtags To Censor Bad People Online
- NY Senator Pulls Sponsorship From 'Right To Be Forgotten' Bill, Effectively Killing It
- Swiss Government Blows Off Turkish President's Demands For Prosecution After He's 'Insulted' By A Local Tabloid