Two State Bills Could Curtail Your Civil Liberties When It Comes To Social Media: Chicagoist
One measure, introduced by State Sen. John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago), would require minors charged with crimes to turn over the keys to all of their social media accounts to the courts and the cops, and bar them from using them for a yet-to-be-determined amount of time.
“Our world is changing, and social media is a big part of it. We’re just trying to address this as we go, to discourage its abuse,” Mulroe told the Chicago Tribune. “I’m offering this up for a conversation.”
But Mulroe is doing more than simply offering the thought up for conversation, telling the Tribune that free speech should be limited. “You don’t have a First Amendment right to just say whatever you want. It has to be within reason. You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater,” added Mulroe.