3.6: Illegal Tweets

December 19, 2012

More than 50 people in the UK have been prosecuted for offensive tweets, and the Crown Prosecution Service is relaxing its rules slightly, reports OurSocialTimes.

There should be consequences for offensive and inhuman tweets. There are laws against slander, why should tweets be excluded from that? Outright arrests might be overkill, but attacking someone — even just online — should be a prosecutable offensive and the CPS shouldn’t feel that it needs to revise its guidelines.

I know that if someone emotionally damaged me, I’d want them to face consequences one way or another. I expect that most people share the sentiment.

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