Headline of the day: Spanish attack on free speech


From TheLocal.es, a move to try something once attempted in Mexico:

Spain’s government could be about to ban memes

  • The proposal calling for curbs on the “spreading of images that infringe the honour of a person” was presented as a motion to Congress  week by the PP.
  • The PP wants the measure to be included in the Citizens Security Law – a controversial law introduced in July 2015 that has been dubbed the Ley Mordaza or “gag law” for imposing restrictions on public protest, social media activism and disrespecting the police
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