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Possible vote on youth protection rules

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Pirate Party submits referendum against new youth protection rules

The electorate will probably be able to express their views on new youth protection rules in the areas of film and video games. According to the Pirate Party, well over 50,000 signatures for a referendum were submitted to the Federal Chancellery on Thursday.

Published: 25 minutes ago


Updated: 8 minutes ago

Members of the Pirate Party submit the referendum against compulsory identification in the new Youth Protection Act.

The law causes massive collateral damage and is at the same time poorly made, according to a statement by the opponents of the bill. “The digital political naivety of the administration and parliament has once again given us an unspeakable law.”

According to Jorgo Ananiadis, president of the Pirate Party, the December referendum was on the verge of failure. Since the beginning of January, however, the topic has received a great deal of media attention. The committee received up to 5,000 signatures per day. “Now we are giving up and, according to our statistics, we have well over 50,000 signatures,” said Ananiadis in a video interview with the Keystone-SDA news agency.

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