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Washington State Cyberstalking Law

Washington state has enacted a criminal cyber-stalking statute that threatens its citizens with prosecution and incarceration for innocent online speech protected by the First Amendment.  Specifically, the law prohibits broadly-defined “electronic communications” intended to “embarrass” someone (or torment, harass or intimidate them) that are made anonymously or repeatedly or include a four-letter word (or is threatening or obscene).

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