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Social media, legal trouble

The tribal government at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation is looking for feedback on a proposed law that could see violators face jail time and fines for posting damaging or threatening information on Facebook or Twitter.

The Chippewa Cree Business Committee tabled its reading of the electronic-libel ordinance because tribal Attorney General LeAnn Montes said the committee had not received enough public input on the law yet.

The ordinance would make it a crime to "abuse the Internet, particularly social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, to disseminate with malicious intent any infor...


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