UK communication laws: we need change now

OPINION: Much has been made of the decision not to prosecute Daniel Thomas for the offensive tweet he sent to Tom Daley. And it has also only been a few months since the High Court dismissed charges against Paul Chambers for tweeting that he would ‘blow the airport sky high.’For many the hype surrounding these events suggests that communication laws are in a state of confusion. And it seems that the director of public prosecution has recognised this, announcing that he intends to issue new guidelines to assist prosecutors determine what is and what is not acceptable on social media.

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