Legislation in Illinois to ban Facebook, Twitter and Social Media from Juveniles Charged With Crimes
Is this a threat to freedom of speech and privacy rights?
Wow, think of this, 10 years ago this issue was never a concern, how times have changed.
The Illinois legislature is considering a bill (SB2871) proposed by Chicago Senator (Democrat) John G Molroe that would allow Illinois courts to hold a hearing prior to trial, where a minor who is charged with the commission of a crime, to refrain from using any social media account, and to remove any photographs or depictions of firearms or other dangerous weapons from those social media accounts.
The bill would also require the juvenile give the government access to his or her social media accounts.
The Illinois Policy Institute, in a statement issued on April 7th, said that there is a major first amendment issue concern as a result of infringement of privacy rights.
The problem here is that the law, if passed, would ban a juvenile from social media BEFORE the case goes to court and a judgement is made.
Do you think this a good idea or bad idea for Illinois? Comment below.
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