Not-So Free Speech: The UK Version



Patrick is a mid-40 year old geek with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a master's degree in Information Systems. Nothing he says here has anything to do with the official position of his employer or any other institution.

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3 Responses

  1. Avatar bldi says:

    “He also posted a video on YouTube, entitled Tasha the Tank Engine, showing the children’s character Thomas the Tank Engine with Miss MacBryde’s face.
    Miss MacBryde had thrown herself under a train after being cyber-bullied in a separate incident.”

    Not sure what the technological switch you mention would be.Report

  2. Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

    Nobody is going to know about the youtube video unless he shares it. Which he probably did, via the Facebook group (from which he could have been booted)? I admittedly don’t know the full details of the story.

    Yes, he’s a boor. Yes, he looks like a thug and a bully. Four and a half months in jail is a ridiculous penalty for writing words, no matter what the words are.Report

  3. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    So, in the UK you can be jailed for annoying the bereaved online, while in the US you can make a nice living from desecrating funerals in person.Report