Chief Constable Andy Trotter, the lead on communications for the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), said:
Many offensive comments are made every day on social media and guidance will assist the police to focus on the most serious matters.
There is not only the matter of principle to be addressed but also the practicality of dealing with thousands of potential offences.
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The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has quit two charities set up in her memory after sexual assault allegations from his past resurfaced.
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