Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Shame, don't jail, online bigots

It was most distressing to see a young student in England imprisoned for remarks he made over the internet when drunk.

Why should we bother about horrible remarks when there was a vast outpouring of sympathy for the football player, Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed with a heart attack during the game?

Bigots should be exposed as bigots over the internet - not imprisoned. The internet means nothing if it does not allow the free flow of information - no matter how nasty.

PETER BROWN

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