British gov offers hope to those who drink and tweet12/19/2012
British lushes with itchy Twitter fingers can breathe a stinky sigh of relief. Slightly confusing new guidelines about the prosecution of offensive tweets and Facebook posts in the U.K. distinguish between credibly threatening or malicious messages (posted or passed along), which may bring legal action, and those that are simply "grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or false." Those who post the latter may not be prosecuted if, for instance, they post them while drunk and, upon sobering up, express remorse and hit the delete key. The legal leeway for the liquored-up was celebrated on Twitter, where it was deemed "sensible" and opportune: "Just in time for all those drunken Xmas tweets," wrote one tweep. So much for good will toward men. [Source]
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