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This is What Happens When a Lawmaker Tries to Ban Memes

Shouldn't we all know how the Interwebs work by now? Apparently not this lawmaker in Mexico!

Congresswoman Selma Guadalupe Gomez wanted to protect the "moral patrimony" of the Mexican state of Sonora by banning Internet memes and regulating social media content. She recently introduced a bill, titled "Law of Civil Responsibility for the Protection of the Right to Private Life, Honor and the Image of the State of Sonora" or more popularly known as the "anti-meme" law, calls for fines up to $1,600.

Needless to say, the Internet responded by turning the congresswoman into a meme. Twitter exploded with memes tagged #ladymeme and #NoMemes, a word play on "No Mames," a Mexican slang roughly meaning "you're kidding."

All we got to say is, well, that escalated quickly.


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