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Matthew Woods deserves support as much as airport tweeter Paul Chambers | Charlie Skelton

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Woods's jokes about April Jones may have been offensive - and frankly baffling - but the mob logic behind his jailing is scaryThere was dismay this week in the 8 Out of 10 Cats writing room. Usually, when a bunch of TV writers express genuine, heartfelt horror it's because a...
Matthew Woods deserves support as much as airport tweeter Paul Chambers | Charlie Skelton

The antisocial network: why Facebook abuse is a matter for employers

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A tribunal has upheld a company's decision to sack an employee for gross misconduct after he posted offensive comments about a co-worker on FacebookWorkers be warned: taking to your Facebook page or another social networking site to make derogatory comments about a colleague is not a wise move. Comments that...
The antisocial network: why Facebook abuse is a matter for employers

VIDEO: Confronting an internet troll

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Panorama's Declan Lawn confronts a man who uses the internet to post offensive comments....
VIDEO: Confronting an internet troll

Letters: Don't feed the trolls

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The coalition's defamation bill will not make it easier to unmask internet trolls (Spot the troll, G2, 13 June). Spin from Downing Street is giving victims of cyber-bullying false hope.The best advice to victims is often to ignore the unpleasant or offensive comments made by those who cower behind anonymity...
Letters: Don't feed the trolls

Racist Twitter user jailed for 56 days over abusive updates about footballer Fabrice Muamba

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Liam Stacey of Pontypridd, South Wales has been given a 56 day custodial sentence after making what the judge called, “vile and abhorrent” comments, according to reports on the BBC and elswhere. 21 year old Stacey was arrested after his offensive comments, about the collapse of Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba...
Racist Twitter user jailed for 56 days over abusive updates about footballer Fabrice Muamba

Social media comments are protected by free speech, says UK DPP

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Internet users who make offensive comments on social networks should not be prosecuted unless there has been a clear breach of the law, UK Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer QC has said. The DPP has issued draft guidelines in the light of a clutch of recent cases...
Social media comments are protected by free speech, says UK DPP

DPP warns over 'grossly offensive' retweets

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Twitter users who retweet grossly offensive comments could be prosecuted, the Director of Public Prosecutions has warned....
DPP warns over 'grossly offensive' retweets

Student jailed for racist Fabrice Muamba tweets

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Liam Stacey sentenced to 56 days' prison for posting offensive comments on Twitter after footballer's cardiac arrestA student has been jailed for 56 days for posting offensive comments on Twitter about the on-pitch collapse of Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba.Liam Stacey was arrested after his tweets were reported to police...
Student jailed for racist Fabrice Muamba tweets

VIDEO: Social media's scope for abuse

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The jailing of a student from Pontypridd for posting racially offensive comments on Twitter about footballer Fabrice Muamba highlights the darker side of social media....
VIDEO: Social media's scope for abuse

Fabrice Muamba tweets could land Twitter 'troll' in prison

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Student admits incitement to racial hatred for remarks celebrating Bolton player's collapseA student faces jail after admitting posting offensive comments on Twitter about the on-pitch collapse of footballer Fabrice Muamba.Liam Stacey was arrested after his tweets were reported to police by Twitter users from across Britain, including former England striker...
Fabrice Muamba tweets could land Twitter 'troll' in prison

Labour candidate Stuart MacLennan sacked over Twitter rants

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Labour was forced to remove one of its parliamentary candidates in Scotland today for posting a string of offensive comments about voters, celebrities and political rivals on Twitter....
Labour candidate Stuart MacLennan sacked over Twitter rants

Ched Evans tweets under investigation

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Police look into messages made on Twitter supporting Sheffield United player as Sky News broadcasts name of rape victimPolice plan to make arrests as part of an investigation into the naming on Twitter of a 19-year-old woman raped by Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans, and have launched an investigation into...
Ched Evans tweets under investigation

Man arrested over allegedly racist Twitter remarks about Fabrice Muamba

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South Wales police hold 21-year-old in Swansea on suspicion of making racially offensive comments on social networkA man has been arrested after allegedly making racist remarks on Twitter relating to critically ill footballer Fabrice Muamba.The 21-year-old man from Pontypridd, south Wales, was arrested on Sunday.Muamba, 23, is fighting for his...
Man arrested over allegedly racist Twitter remarks about Fabrice Muamba

Offensive Twitter comments 'unlikely to lead to criminal charges'

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Offensive comments made on Twitter are unlikely to lead to criminal charges unless they include threats or turn into campaigns of harassment, the Director of Prosecutions has said....
Offensive Twitter comments 'unlikely to lead to criminal charges'

When does shaming racist kids turn into online bullying?

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Calling out racists who posted offensive comments about President Barack Obama seems like a great use of the internet and social networks — after all, that kind of behavior is easier to identify than it has ever been before, thanks to Twitter search and Facebook profiles. But what if the...
When does shaming racist kids turn into online bullying?

Student who abused Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'should not have been jailed'

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Thomas Hammarberg, the European commissioner for human rights, calls Liam Stacey's 56 day sentence excessiveThe Swansea student given 56 days in prison for posting racially offensive comments on Twitter should not have been jailed, according to Europe's most senior human rights official.In an interview the day before he left office,...
Student who abused Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'should not have been jailed'

People want online dog-catchers – but they'll need a legal net

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Lord Justice Leveson is in tune with the 'had enough' public mood – but any redress for online incivility (or worse) will require the long arm of the lawWhen it comes to abuse, it seems we've had enough. Nicola Brookes was determined to find out who had been bullying her...
People want online dog-catchers – but they'll need a legal net

Tell Your Boss What You Really Think - On The Web

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If you say anything to your boss without fear of reprisal, would you? More to the point, should you? Would it your the world a better place? The founder of an anonymous email service designed to help employees express themselves to their employers believes the answer is yes. The site...
Tell Your Boss What You Really Think - On The Web

Bus company that threatened redditor with lawsuit tries to reopen suit

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Remember the bus company owner who threatened to sue a redditor for libel, sued a customer for complaining about offensive comments made by a driver, and filed over 100 lawsuits against passengers for "liquidated damages" over issues like handing over the wrong printed ticket for a round trip or...
Bus company that threatened redditor with lawsuit tries to reopen suit

Letters: Twitter clampdown threat to free speech

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Most of us will be repulsed by the Twitter message sent to Tom Daley, but we should be more disturbed by the police arrest of the culprit (Teenager arrested over malicious tweets sent to Tom Daley, 31 July). We are seeing an ongoing campaign against social media, with high-profile arrests...
Letters: Twitter clampdown threat to free speech

Paris Brown: no further action to be taken over Twitter comments

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Kent police says case does not pass threshold for prosecution amid storm over youth crime commissioner's offensive remarksNo further action is to be taken against Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner, who stepped down from the role over offensive comments she made on Twitter, police have said.Paris Brown, 17,...
Paris Brown: no further action to be taken over Twitter comments

The Reasons Why People 'Unfriend' On Facebook

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Top 10 Reasons People Unfriend On Facebook (NM Incite via...
The Reasons Why People 'Unfriend' On Facebook

DPP issues warning over 'grossly offensive' retweets

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Twitter users who retweet grossly offensive comments could be prosecuted, the Director of Public Prosecutions has warned....
DPP issues warning over 'grossly offensive' retweets

Micah Richards quits Twitter after three months of sustained racist abuse

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Manchester City player ditches his social networking account over vicious slurs but does not wish to involve policeThe Manchester City defender Micah Richards has left Twitter after receiving sustained racist abuse over the past three months. A spokesman for Richards told the Observer that the England full-back had reluctantly decided...
Micah Richards quits Twitter after three months of sustained racist abuse
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