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Cyberbullying Now Illegal in Michigan

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill making cyberbullying illegal, punishable by over 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill making cyberbullying illegal, punishable by over 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. |  Photo: WLNS via ABC News

Updated: December 30, 2018 09:40 PM

The state of Michigan is taking a stand against cyberbullying as Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill making it a crime.

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Snyder has also signed another bill that sets sentencing guidelines for people convicted of cyberbullying.

Posting messages that suggest threatening or harming another person can now cost you up to $500 and 93 days in jail.

It's all to send a message that cyberbullying is not something the state will tolerate.

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