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UK: Abusive Tweets Result In Jail For Two Individuals
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Msg#: 4639928 posted 4:03 pm on Jan 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

Some still seem to think that anonymity is possible and makes it ok to threaten someone.

A man and a woman have both been jailed for sending abusive messages on Twitter to feminist campaigner feminist Caroline Criado-Perez.


They had pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court to improper use of a communications network.UK: Abusive Tweets Result In Jail For Two Individuals [bbc.co.uk]

 

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Msg#: 4639928 posted 10:38 pm on Feb 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

:/ sad :(

... and that's true.. people underestimate their invisibility online :/

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Msg#: 4639928 posted 10:52 pm on Feb 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

i think you probably mean overestimate!

although back OT ... i think these two should have been punished but the penalty seems out of all proportion to me....

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Msg#: 4639928 posted 11:09 am on Feb 11, 2014 (gmt 0)

I think it all goes back to freedom of speech.

People always abuse this at some point.

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