While browing the internet today I came across a news report of somebody who was arrested for "Trolling"
An internet ‘troll’ who posted vile abuse on Facebook memorial sites dedicated to dead children was jailed yesterday.
Sean Duffy caused ‘untold distress’ by mocking a 15-year-old schoolgirl who committed suicide, leaving obscene messages and videos on a condolence page set up by her family.
The 25-year-old – the son of a BBC comedy writer who worked with Terry Wogan – also hijacked tribute websites of three other children he had never met.
In one of the first cases of its kind, the autistic loner was sentenced to 18 weeks behind bars and banned from using social networking sites for five years.
Now my personal view of this is that even tho he said some pretty abusive stuff it is still within his rights to post these comments (Free speach) And so the policing of the last free media begins, how do you decide what is offensive and what isnt? and who gets to decide? as everybody has different views . True what this kid has done is terrible, but facebook and youtube both have "flag" systems where abusive and offensive materials are reviewed and if needed removed. Things like this are just laying down the foundation for England to turn out like china. Jail time for something like this is silly, it takes up court time and tax payers money, a trip to the police station and a 5 year ban of internet would of been a much better way to handle this, the kid will never be able to get a job after this, why destroy another life of some one so young?
the removal and policing of freedom of speech on the Internet is becoming a real worry. There are real reasons for this - the paid media does not like the freedom and anonomity of the Internet, and perceives it as a threat. They collude with governments to police the Internet, so that the real truths cannot be made public, and we can only see the truths published in the paid media that the government and media want us to see. Consider wikileaks. Real journalism. Not the BS crap that the paid media presents to us. True, what this guy has done is horrid, but it is not worth a jail sentence.