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There goes the Internet.
A new Tennessee law makes it a crime to post an image online that might "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress" to someone.
As reported by the technology website Ars Technica, the state already has a law against making phone calls, sending e-mails or otherwise communicating with someone in a way that would cause emotional distress. This latest ban, signed by Gov. Bill Haslam last week, is an update to that law.
Tennessee now bans people from posting frightening images online, in a controversial move tightening the governmental screws on Internet behavior.
Tennessee internet users will have to watch what they post online, after the state passed a new law making offensive internet pictures illegal.
The ban on distressing images, which was signed by Gov. Bill Haslam last week, is also an update to existing law.