Twitter Comments Lead to Jail Sentence

A student who admitted posting racially offensive comments on social networking site, Twitter, has been sentenced to 56 days imprisonment.  The student admitted inciting racial hatred over the remarks that he made which left the judge with no alternative other than to impose an immediate jail term. This news story highlights to colleges and universities the potential seriousness of the sending of illegal messages, even through something as 'frivolous' as Twitter, which can ultimately result in imprisonment. More details on this story are available from the BBC website.  

Posted on 27/03/2012

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