Results for - Unlawful posting of a message

2,156 voters participated in this survey

1. Two friends parted ways, and one went on (with hurt feelings) to get back at the other, posting things on FB like: She's a slut, We all know her skanky ways, She's a tall skinny coke head, Don't catch an STD from her, as well as posting the ex-friend's phone number. According to Michigan law, the following apply: (PC 750.411s) Posting the message is intended to cause the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested. Conduct arising from posting the message that actually causes the victim to suffer emotional distress and to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested. Because the victim felt harassed and received unwanted phone calls, the poster could be charged with a $5000 fine and up to 2 years in jail (charged with one count of unlawful posting of a message). Have you had anything like this happen to you?

Yes
6%
139 votes
No
78%
1,684 votes
Not Applicable
15%
333 votes

2. If you did, was it reported and charges followed through?

Reported
3%
64 votes
Charges filed
3%
74 votes
Both
3%
67 votes
Neither
8%
169 votes
N/A
83%
1,782 votes

3. California has cyberstalking laws, does your state or country (Canada)?

Yes
18%
392 votes
No
11%
232 votes
Undecided
43%
918 votes
Not Applicable
28%
614 votes

4. There is a person in my family, and if you hurt his person's feelings, make them mad, or make them aware of a situation that is wrong they will send letter after letter after letter. And they have been known to send nasty gifts to the offender. Have you had this happen or of the like?

Yes
7%
148 votes
No
63%
1,359 votes
Not Applicable
30%
649 votes

5. I have no communication with this person anymore, but was aware of their activity way before there was internet. Do you think that the letters and gifts constitute stalking?

Yes
42%
905 votes
No
9%
197 votes
Undecided
19%
418 votes
Not Applicable
29%
636 votes
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