Alexis Mera, legal secretary of the Presidency, maintains he asked the Justice Commission of the Assembly to establish a procedure to punish libels done on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, but this does not mean a control over social networks.
During an interview on the seized channel GamaTV, Mera said he has not planned to control the opinions made in social networks.
“It’s a situation that is regulated in the world, not that we are going to create it, is in England, in America… If you are in the U.S. or if someone insults another person accused of a crime on Twitter, you have to answer to the authorities… I do not speak of control, but everyone must answer for what they say…” he said.
In the first draft of the project for a second debate has two types: libel accusations and slander. On the first, Mauro Andino, President of the Bureau, explained that he intends to leave it as an “open offense,” that means it would apply to offenses proffered through media, social networks and other public meetings.
Andino said the report for the second debate would be ready by the end of October and the Code should be approved by the end of the year.