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Bosnian Serb legislature passes ban on offensive speech online


So report the Associated Press, InSerbia and Human Rights Watch. According to Human Rights Watch, the law—if signed by the president—would ban (1) "social media postings that disturb the public order, display symbols, images, drawings or texts containing indecent, offensive or disturbing content or insult or engage in rude or insolent behaviour" and (2) "rough insults against another person or other unscrupulous behavior to cause a feeling of physical threat or disturbance among citizens." The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has reportedly condemned the bill.