Re: I approve
I get what you're getting at but I think it's fair to say that a lot of people who are currently the biggest advocates of free speech, want free speech but don't want to own the consequences of their words. They also seem to want to suppress others free speech. I see this on both sides of the political divide so I'm not pointing fingers.
However this is an interesting law. Is it a step too far? Probably, but ultimately it comes down to the enforcement and how it is applied (as with all legislation). Very interested to see how this goes.
Personally I would like to see an internet where intelligent debate is not shutdown by mobs who just lob insults at people who create intelligent, factually correct and insightful posts. It amazes me how an effective technique it seems to be for shutting people down even when the insult is a cliche or just completely ludicrous.