Kansas City Council members on Thursday criminalized "doxxing," or maliciously posting someone's personal information online to threaten them. Mayor Quinton Lucas had introduced the ordinance, intending it to protect police officers and public officials. But the version the full City Council passed 7-5 on Thursday expanded the law to apply to anyone whose information is leaked.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Kansas City Passes Sloppy Doxxing Ordinance That Won't Stand Up In Court
Behind the paywall, this report notes that ACLU and council don't really think much of this legislative gambit intended to please po-po and stifle social media criticism by way of vague language that's open to interpretation and argument . . . Checkit: