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Twitter joke man wins appeal

A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet today has won his High Court appeal against his conviction. Paul Chambers was fined £385 and ordered to pay £600 costs after sending a joke tweet threatening to blow up Robin Hood airport.

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Twitter joke trial decision a victory for 'free speech' online

Today’s judgement is an advance in the justice system’s handling of free speech on the web. As more and more of us use social media, it is important that the law understands how people communicate online. This ruling is a step in the right direction.

– Kirsty Hughes, Chief Executive of Index on Censorship

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