Puerto Rico Fake News Law Faces Challenge [telecom]

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by Wendy Davis

A new Puerto Rico law criminalizing false statements about emergencies
like COVID-19 is unconstitutional, two journalists claim in a lawsuit
brought Wednesday.

"Plaintiffs reasonably fear that their investigative reporting about
the COVID-19 public health emergency, as well as future reporting on
other emergencies, could expose them to criminal prosecution," radio
host Sandra Rodriguez-Cotto and independent journalist Rafelli
Gonzalez-Cotto allege in a complaint brought in U.S. District Court in
Puerto Rico.


Bill Horne
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