New Zealand has passed a law that criminalizes one of the least desirable facets of the internet: cyberbullying.

The legislation effectively prohibits sending messages to people that are racist, sexist, critical of their religion, sexuality or disability.

The rest for determining harm will be if these communications were designed to cause “serious emotional distress,” and if a person is found guilty, could face up to two years in jail.

In addition, the bill creates a separate crime of incitement to suicide, which will see a person jailed for up to three years if they are found to be encouraging such an act.

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