Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Jail over Twitter a slippery slope

I note with concern the increasing number of incidents in which writing something on Facebook or Twitter results in a jail sentence. The comments either 'outraged' or 'offended' segments of the citizenry.

That doesn't sound difficult to do and the response is a slippery slope with an uncomfortable surprise at its end.

People with offensive opinions can be ostracised, or ignored. A mature, tolerant society does not imprison them.


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