Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Twitter Gag Order

Cartoon: Ira Swasti. Illustrations: Google Images
This is in reference to the arrest of a U.K citizen, Paul Chambers, who was arrested for tweeting he'd "blow [the] Robin Hood airport sky-high", earlier this year. 

Twitter is a harmless, little bird. Will the British police cut the crap and focus on more immediate cases of rape and homicide? 

Chambers was not a terrorist, but a frustrated traveler who was fed up with incessant flight delays at the airport. The police obviously missed the joke and booked him for communicating a bomb hoax. Though I think they chose to overlook it, simply to send the signal to the masses : We're monitoring your tweets. Internet freedom is just an old wives' tale. 

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