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Venezuela Eyes Censoring Social Media After Public Shaming Wave

  • Consituent assembly plans to regulate services in upcoming law
  • Rodriguez says Venezuela victim of social media ‘lynching’
Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, left, pauses while speaking during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on Aug. 22, 2017.

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, left, pauses while speaking during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on Aug. 22, 2017.

Photographer: Wil Riera/Bloomberg
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Venezuela is considering banning messages that promote “hate” and “intolerance” on social media and messenger services, according to Delcy Rodriguez, the president of the country’s all-powerful constituent assembly.

Rodriguez told reporters on Monday that the South American nation is looking to limit messages that fuel bigotry and confrontation between Venezuelans in a so-called anti-hate law, which is currently being debated by the legislative super body, known as the constituyente.