Not-So Free Speech: The UK Version
Headline: “Sean Duffy case highlights murky world of trolling”
A man has been jailed for 18 weeks for sending abusive messages on social networking sites.
Sean Duffy, from Reading, Berkshire, posted hurtful remarks on pages set up in remembrance of girls who had died.
His victims were the bereaved relatives of people he did not know, and included the family of Worcester teenager Natasha MacBryde who killed herself after being bullied.
I think maybe spending 18 weeks in jail for activity that could have been stopped with a simple technological switch is a bit out of bounds.