New Law Targeting Social Media Allows Extradition For Prosecution

A bill tabled in Parliament on Tuesday would make it illegal for persons to place certain photos and words on social media,once passed as law.

The Bill provides for the prosecution in relation to persons at home and abroad using social media to place pornographic photos of persons and anyone found guilty can be fined and jailed for a considerable time.

Fines amounting to $100,000 and  upwards can be applied,  General secretary of the ULP, Julian Francis, says that he welcomes such a bill, stating that persons have been abusing social media .

Francis also noted that Vincentians abroad are not immune from prosecution, since the bill once made into law would  allow the government to have such persons extradited for prosecution.

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