Hacker Newsnew | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

You can be jailed for a tweet pretty much anywhere if that tweet is a direct, credible threat of violence.



In the UK you do jail time if it hurts someone's feelings.

-----


The law responsible for that was recently overturned: http://reformsection5.org.uk/

In short, it is no longer illegal to use what a policeman or court might judge to be "insulting words or behaviour".

-----




Applications are open for YC Winter 2016

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: