Matthew Woods, a teen who joked about April Jones on Facebook, has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison. As a follow-up to the ‘Private and professional spheres’ post, I will now explain why this is ridiculous. OK, forget the too-obvious arguments that prison will only lead to unemployment or paying thousands of pounds ofContinue reading “Should we have an international law for the internet? Trolling, policing and injustice”
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The right to privacy and freedom of the press: where is the line?
I have been planning this post for a while, and the aftermath of Gawker’s outing of a Reddit user for posting photos of clothed underaged girls seems as good a time as any to make this. Lately, teens have been having their identities plastered all over the news for making offensive jokes. Firstly, reporters, merelyContinue reading “The right to privacy and freedom of the press: where is the line?”