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Internet trolls targeted with new legal guidelines

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Post by MayMuse on 18.10.16 22:06


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Re: Internet trolls targeted with new legal guidelines

Post by BlueBag on 19.10.16 7:46

But she stressed this did not mean prosecutors could "stifle free speech".

Wanna bet?


However, Ms Saunders said context will be an important factor in decisions - for example "if you're offensive, the legislation would say you have to be grossly offensive, and that's quite a high test".

That's a highly SUBJECTIVE test.

Free speech is free speech.

Free speech is the linchpin of freedom.

That's why it was NO 1 in the American constitution and it is constantly attacked by people who want to control us even more.

Don't be fooled by the stalking horse of the trolling examples given in the article.
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Re: Internet trolls targeted with new legal guidelines

Post by Equity on 19.10.16 16:49

It is noteworthy that those who consider themselves to be on the ‘right’ side of so called trolling believe they are fully entitled to deploy abusive language to denounce people whose rhetoric has often been far more restrained than that of their critics.

Blinded by self-righteousness, they seem unable to understand that their freedom to fulminate against a perceived offence must be balanced by the right of an individual to give that offence in the first place.

It's incredulous that the police sent 5 officers to kick down the door (at 7am) of a 17 year old boy and arrest him for tweeting something nasty to Tom Daley yet turned a blind eye, for many years, to hundreds of young vulnerable girls being systematically raped and abused because it may cause offence to the community of the perpetrators.

The world has truly gone mad.

Also the tweet was sent to Tom Daley personally - it was he who re-tweeted it to 100,000 of his followers, presumably so they could share his pain. A similar tweet or something far far worse could have been sent to Tom Daley from a village in China - at which time it seems the tweet can be safely ignored.

Sticks and stones may break my bones....

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Re: Internet trolls targeted with new legal guidelines

Post by BlueBag on 19.10.16 19:50

@Equity wrote:Sticks and stones may break my bones....
Yes.

Thicker skins required.

That is the answer, not loss of free speech.
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