Governor Pat Quinn says the state doesn't want anyone using social media to harass or threaten others.  With that in mind, the governor came to Chicago Saturday to sign into law a bill that makes those who use social networks such as Facebook or Twitter for the sole purpose of committing violent acts subject to stiffer criminal penalties.  

The law takes effect immediately, and gives judges the ability to double the sentences of those found to be guilty of using social media to commit crimes.  Signing the bill in Chicago was symbolic, as the city has seen a recent increase in disturbances and harassment in several neighborhoods by groups using social media to direct people where to gather.


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