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DPP to tackle Facebook and Twitter abuse

DPP to tackle Facebook and Twitter abuse

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that it will issue guidance on criminal charges for people who posting abusive comments on social media networks following homophobic tweets about Olympic…

Twitterati come out for joke trial

Twitterati come out for joke trial

The ‘Twitter Joke Trial’ was back in the High Court yesterday, writes Kitty Stainsby. The appellant, Paul Chambers, was convicted of sending a menacing tweet about Robin Hood airport, which…

Twitter joke trial: steamroller to crack nut

Twitter joke trial: steamroller to crack nut

Judges this week retired to mull over whether a Twitter message threatening to blow up a snowbound airport ‘sky high’ was a ‘a menace to society’. Illustration by Sehb Hundal.…

Not funny

How many of us when posting messages to twitter or Facebook ever stop to think where those messages may end up, or who they might be seen by? Paul Chambers…