New law will halt misinformation sharing ahead of elections in California

State legislators are hoping California voters won’t have to worry about “fake news” or other attempts to troll online ahead of November’s election.

Assembly Bill 1678, authored by Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, aimed at securing California’s voting system, criminalizes any attempt to tamper with voting information ahead of elections. The bill was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, and took effect immediately.