Thursday, October 14, 2021

Missouri Governor Vows Criminal Prosecution of Reporter

Reporting on a flaw in a state website? Missouri's governor wants to put you in jail for reporting on it.

The newspaper agreed to hold off publishing any story while the department fixed the problem and protected the private information of teachers around the state. But by Thursday, Gov. Mike Parson was labeling the Post-Dispatch reporter a “hacker” and vowing to seek criminal prosecution.