Twitter Joke Trial

Social Media and the Law: Know Where You Stand

Brian John Spencer | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech
Brian John Spencer

Real time social media communications have utterly flattened and revolutionized the ways of the world. But with this incredible good has come a large measure of bad. The anonymous internet troll is now ubiquitous, the keyboard warrior is part of the daily rhythm and the anti-social social media user is common place.

Was 2012 The Year It All Went Wrong For Free Speech?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

Was 2012 the year it became too risky to post a risqué joke on Twitter? It was the year of the mob rule on social networking, when trolls attacke...

High Court Overturns Conviction In Twitter Joke Trial

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

The High Court has overturned the conviction of a man who joked he would "blow up" an airport on Twitter - and was then prosecuted for "malicious comm...

Stephen Fry And Al Murray Back Twitter 'Joke' Trial Defendant

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet had celebrity backing as he renewed his challenge against conviction today. Paul Chambers was flanke...

Twitter Joke Trial In Court

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

The case of a man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet returns to court today. Paul Chambers was fined £385 and ordered to pay £600 costs at ...

Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

In November of 2010, Cameron took a little visit to China. During that visit he spoke to them about human rights and made a lovely talk about how impo...