In Japan, an online insult can now land you in jail for up to a year

Originally published at: In Japan, an online insult can now land you in jail for up to a year | Boing Boing

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And thus it came to pass that the Internet was rendered unworkable in Japan…

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Cue the online “backhand compliments” in lieu of online insults.

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Uh oh, I done it now…

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So if a person were to say “The Diet passed a bad law”, would that be considered an insult to every member of said legislative body and thus put that person in a position to face 710 years of prison time?

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