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Bosnia-Herzegovina - Republika Srpska adopts law criminalizing social network content

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A new public order law in the Republika Srpska extends the definition of public spaces to online social networks and makes it a crime to post content that “disturbs social order.” Articles 7 and 8 of the law, which the Republika Srpska parliament adopted on 5 February,criminalize posting text, symbols, images or cartoons that are obscene or offensive, content that is embarrassing or insulting, or content that incites uncouth or insolent behaviour. Anyone posting content that “disturbs (...)

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