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# Twitter Joke Trial

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# Social Media
DPP in UK set to issue social media guidelines
The announcement was made by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the UK in order to ‘assist them [prosecutors] in deciding whether criminal charges should be brought’.
# Not Funny
'There's a gun in my carry-on... LOL': when jokes bomb at the airport
Jokes about weapons and explosives are a serious no-no at airports – here’s why…
# Twitter
#TwitterJokeTrial: Man wins appeal against conviction after airport bomb tweet
Paul Chambers sent a tweet in January 2010 in which he joked he would blow up Robin Hood Airport in Yorkshire.
# Twitter Joke Trial
England’s top judge to hear appeal in ‘Twitter joke trial’
Paul Chambers is appealing his conviction over an angry tweet in which he joked he would blow an airport “sky high”.
LIVE
Stephen Fry "prepared to go to prison" over Twitter joke trial
Fry made the comments at a benefit gig for Paul Chambers, the man convicted for sending a menacing communication via Twitter in which he jokingly threatened to blow an airport up.
LIVE
The 9 at 9: Saturday
Nine things you need to know before 9am: Gardaí make five arrests in relation to a massive drugs haul; good news for cash-strapped ESB customers; presidential elections in Nigeria; and Stephen Fry is prepared to go to prison.
# Twitter Joke Trial
'Twitter joke trial' convict to appeal to High Court
Paul Chambers has opted to appeal his conviction for “menace”, after joking about bombing an English airport on Twitter.
# iamspartacus
"I Am Spartacus" meme surfaces to protest Twitter 'Joke' ruling
Paul Chambers’ fine for a tweet saying he wanted to blow up an airport irks the Twitterati – who reprint the same message.
# Twitter Joke Trial
Paul Chambers loses appeal against Twitter joke conviction
Man fined £1,000 for ‘menacing’ Twitter message in which he joked about blowing up an airport.