Twitter ‘menace’ to appeal conviction

Paul Chambers, the man convicted as a “menace” when he infamously used Twitter to send a sarcastic bomb threat targeting a UK airport, will appeal his conviction at the high court.

Chambers was hit with fines and costs totalling £3,000 and a criminal conviction, after judges failed to see the funny side of his outburst on the social networking service.
A senior human rights lawyer will take his case, which could set the precedent for how police and courts deal with free speech on services such as Twitter.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 262 of Media Digest.

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