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More Governments Using Internet to Enforce Blasphemy Laws

Dozens of governments around the world, most notably in majority-Muslim nations, are turning to anti-blasphemy laws to aggressively punish alleged transgressions, especially against Islam. And while in the past blasphemy charges were most often brought against people for something they said in public, these days governments are turning their attention to what people say and do while online, analysts say. According to Peter Henne, an analyst with the Pew Research Center, 22 percent of...

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