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UK government shuts down free speech with threats of jail (tabloid newspapers exempted)

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So, this stupid woman, a nobody from breakfast TV can effectively say it’s ok to rape a woman if you get her pissed first, but if somebody says I’ll come and show you what rape is like it becomes criminal?

The government has and does use trolling on a regular basis to undermine legitimate online protest. I have been a victim of it myself; their technique is to initially befriend you, agree with you then to turn on you- a psychological technique designed to put you off guard.

While no form of bullying or threatening is acceptable, we have to be very careful where the line is drawn. There is a very fine line between repression and freedom, because a law that sets you free may represses me, and a law that sets me free may repress you.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

When government ministers or members of the establishment talk about free speech, they don’t mean free speech for plebs like you and me.

As an illustration of this, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has just announced 2 year jail sentences for anyone found to have been dishing out abuse on social media.

But the law will not apply to tabloid newspapers, who dish out abuse on a regular basis – sometimes with tragic consequences.

If the government thinks dishing out abuse online should result in jail, fair enough. But the laws must also apply to newspaper barons too.

What we are seeing now is a concerted effort by the establishment to shut down the free speech of plebs like you and me – with threats of jail – while at the same time allowing tabloid newspaper owners to abuse anyone they want at will.

And as if…

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Written by Smiling Carcass

19/10/2014 at 8:08 PM

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