Ready to pay $25,000, then go ahead and posts results of Canadian elections early otherwise step back.

Canada is one of the least likely places to impose censor on voicing one’s opinion’s or breaking news about election results. But if you publish results too early on Social Web in Canada you may be in to pay a steep fine of $25,000.

It’s all because of a provision, contained in Section 329 of the Canada Elections Act, which prohibits a person -and by extension media -from disclosing results so as to not prejudice voters in different parts of the country.

This was OK for the times when there was no Facebook or Twitter but in today’s world it is asking for too much.

If netizens will comply, only time will tell?

Catch the complete story on Calgary Herald.

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