New bill on elections introduced in Paraguay’s Congress

In Paraguay, a bill to reform the law that regulates elections was introduced in Congress on 10 October 2017. According to the proposal, any anonymous comment on social networks deemed offensive or defamatory by candidates shall be suspended immediately and removed until the author can be identified by name and social security number, after which the content might be reinstated. Candidates themselves shall decide what is offensive or defamatory, regardless of a judicial opinion. The bill has also received criticism and it remains under analysis.