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Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Law Against Lying and False News in Colonial Massachusetts Posted on May 7

Lying or spreading “false news” was treated as a crime in colonial Massachusetts.  In 1645 the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law which stated: “Whereas truth in words as well as in actions is required of all men, especially of Christians, who are the professed   …Continue Reading The Law Against Lying and False News in Colonial Massachusetts