NH rep proposes law requiring media outlets to update crime coverage
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A state representative from Brookline is proposing a law to require New Hampshire media outlets to update stories concerning residents’ criminal history or face liability.

According to House Bill 1157 “the failure of a New Hampshire news media organization to update, retract, or correct an internet published story concerning a criminal proceeding against a named person, immediately following written notification of the media organization by the injured person of a subsequent finding of not guilty, acquittal, or dismissal of the charges against such person in a criminal proceeding, shall result in the liability of the New Hampshire news media organization for any damages incurred by the person caused by such failure.”

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