14 November 2012 - 11:27am | posted by | 1 comment

Not got a lot of Twitter followers? You could escape prosecution for ‘grossly offensive’ tweets

Not got a lot of Twitter followers? You could escape prosecution for ‘grossly offensive’ tweetsNot got a lot of Twitter followers? You could escape prosecution for

Those who post ‘grossly offensive’ comments of Twitter could escape prosecution if they only have a few hundred followers, the director of public prosecutions has suggested.

Keir Starmer has said that it could be appropriate to only prosecute someone if their tweet has a large reach, while those whose tweet might only be seen by a few dozen others might go unpunished.

He suggested that intent and impact would also play a role in suggesting what could be counted as grossly offensive.

Starmer is involved in developing new guidelines, having said that previously things have been decided on a case by case basis, but there were so many cases that this is no longer possible.

An example was given of Daniel Tomas, a 17-year-old from Dorset who was arrested for in July for abusing Tom Daley on Twitter, and was not charged because he only had a few hundred followers.

Starmer said: “I’m not an advocate of this position, I’m a prosecutor who recognises the sovereignty of Parliament.

“We should try and make the law work before we call for amendment or repeal.

"All I can do is issue guidelines about the direction we will take. We’ve got to find a way through which is acceptable to the majority of law-abiding citizens."

Comments

8 Dec 2012 - 18:56
THEBURNBROS

Best place i found to get Twitter followers is http://twitterbomb.co.uk/

0
0

Please sign in or register to comment on this article.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

Cotswolds Distillery Inaugural Release

23/10/2014
The first ever Cotswolds Dry Gin from the first 10 runs at...

Jurlique's #AgelessBeauties Twitter Party Increases Sales!

22/10/2014
To celebrate Jurlique’s latest product range launch; Nutri-...

EMCAS

22/10/2014
OVERVIEW Financial mis-selling is an ever-growing issue –...

Visit Wales - creating romantic breaks

22/10/2014
Delivering 1000% increase in 'romantic' traffic Challenge...

Recruitment campaign

21/10/2014
Thermal Systems are an international client based in...