Thread: What can and can't you say on Twitter?


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What can and can't you say on Twitter? A student who made racially offensive comments about footballer Fabrice Muamba on Twitter has been jailed for 56 days - the latest case where a comment made on social media has landed someone in court. Lawyers say there are lots of pieces of UK legislation that can be used to prosecute someone who has fallen foul of the law in the online arena. So what have people posted that is likely to land them in prison? Abusive messages Liam Stacey

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    Re: What can and can't you say on Twitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_London View Post
    Just hope they don't waste too much time on silly Tweets and concentrate on Real Crime.
    exactally,burglars rapists and the like get released early because theres no room in prison to keep them

    but this idiot who did nowt more than type words gets 2 month in side,im all for punishing him,but i think a fine and community service would have been more appropriate

    what message does this send,insult and laugh at poorly footballer 2 month,mug a granny,slap on wrist .

    no wonder folk lose faith in the justice system


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    Re: What can and can't you say on Twitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ellie1998 View Post
    I don't use twitter but I only type what I would say to someones face.
    If I wouldn't say it to their face then I don't send it simples.
    Do agree...

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    Re: What can and can't you say on Twitter?

    The death of freedom of thought and speech. Baaaaaaaa

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    Re: What can and can't you say on Twitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by allaboveboard View Post
    The death of freedom of thought and speech. Baaaaaaaa
    But the PC fooktards are happy
    Ever been to Waka ?
    wear the fox hat

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    Re: What can and can't you say on Twitter?

    Quote Originally Posted by allaboveboard View Post
    The death of freedom of thought and speech. Baaaaaaaa
    This wasn't a "precrime". The guy isn't a "thoughtcriminal". He actually wrote something on twitter that was deemed to break the law.

    Would he have been charged if it hadn't been reported to the authorities? Probably not.

    Is he's being made an example of? Perhaps, but that doesn't change the fact what he did was illegal.

    This guy is likley to get thrown out of uni and, at least until the conviction is spent, will struggle to get any job that does a CRB check.

    Your freedom of speech, has to be weighed against the rights of others. Just because something was once tollerated, doesn't mean it has ever been acceptable!
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    Re: What can and can't you say on Twitter?

    hahahaha freedom of speech! next it'll be the "in breach of his human rights..." argument to defend him. would any normal person DREAM of saying what he said? No.

    If anything, stuff posted on the internet should give you the time to THINK about what your saying, it's not like "it just comes out of your mouth" as it would when speaking. you have to decide what you are going to write, type it and then post it. Plenty of time to consider what is said.

    Like pop says, maybe overly harsh but still... serves him right.



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