UK man wins Twitter 'joke' appeal | News | Al Jazeera

UK man wins Twitter 'joke' appeal

British man who tweeted he would blow up an airport has won an appeal against his conviction.

    Freedom of speech campaigners in the UK are celebrating after a High Court ruling regarding Twitter.

    The court quashed the conviction of a British man, Paul Chambers, who tweeted that he would blow an airport "sky high" if his flight was delayed.

    Now the right to make an offensive but unthreatening remark is no longer subject to criminal prosecution in Britain.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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