British Twitter user faces jail over airport threat

A man who posted a “joke” message on Twitter threatening to blow an airport “sky high” has been warned by a court that he could be sent to prison.Paul Chambers, 26, pleaded guilty at Doncaster magistrates’ court yesterday to sending the “menacing” message about Robin Hood Airport, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on 6 January.The case, which was first highlighted by The Independent, is thought to be the first time that a UK citizen has been arrested and charged for comments that they posted on Twitter.

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