Spanish MPs want to ban memes!

The Herald reports:

Spain’s ruling Popular Party has presented a proposal to the nation’s Congress that could result in a ban on the way social network users gain comic revenge on politicians.

The reform aims to curb the “spreading of images that infringe the honour of a person” and says Spain’s 1982 law covering this area is outdated due to the internet.

Campaigners for free speech see the proposal as an attack against the sometimes irreverent humour and political expression in “memes” – images altered digitally – many of which have poked fun at Mariano Rajoy, the Popular Party (PP) leader and conservative Prime Minister.

Good luck enforcing that law.

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