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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Twitter Fewer Prosecutions Reply with quote

New guidelines could see fewer people being charged in England and Wales for offensive messages on social networks.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20777002
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This is wrong. People shouldn't be allowed be abusive to anyone on social media networks..Use your common sense.

Also in another light - Unless there is a real and direct threat, harassment or breach of a court order, then people should be able to post whatever they like. If others are offended..
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John W



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: Twitter Fewer Prosecutions Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
This is wrong. People shouldn't be allowed be abusive to anyone on social media networks..Use your common sense.

Also in another light - Unless there is a real and direct threat, harassment or breach of a court order, then people should be able to post whatever they like. If others are offended..


So we can start a discussion Mark, can you just confirm what side of the fence you are on?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It isn't wrong at all Mark Rolling Eyes

We still just about have the luxury of freedom of speech in our society and that concept includes the right for people to say things which the majority might find distasteful or inappropriate

Where the CPS is drawing the line is when comments are regarded as threatening or capable of constituting harrassment or bullying and I entirely agree with that analysis Smile
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