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UK To Review Policing Of Social Media Free Speech
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msg:4506972
 4:29 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

This does need to be reviewed, that's for sure. I'd hate for the UK to be a social media police state.

New guidelines for policing social media are to be discussed to avoid a "chilling effect" on free speech, the most senior prosecutor in England and Wales has said.

Director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer QC told the BBC that the right to be offensive "has to be protected".

His comments came in the wake of two prosecutions for offensive postings.

UK To Review Policing Of Social Media Free Speech [bbc.co.uk]
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will invite lawyers and academics, as well as representatives from social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, to be part of the discussions.

The new measures are expected to be announced before Christmas.


 

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msg:4506973
 4:32 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Good to see they're putting more thought into it.

IanTurner




msg:4506997
 5:28 pm on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yes - but we need to strike a balance or newspapers and the like will use social media to publish the more offensive and less verified stories to evade libel laws.

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