Social media laws 'must protect the freedom of speech'

Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has told Daybreak that "a balance must be struck between the rights of the individual not to be threatened and harassed [online] and the freedom of speech for everyone else."

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Twitter prosecutions 'may fall'

Fewer criminal charges are likely to be brought against people who post offensive messages on Twitter or Facebook, under new guidelines published today by the Crown Prosecution Service.