Twitter joke trial: Paul Chambers loses appeal against conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2010 in bomb hoaxing, internet, news by sally

“The man convicted of ‘menace’ for threatening to blow up an airport in a Twitter joke has lost his appeal. Paul Chambers, a 27-year-old accountant whose online courtship with another user of the microblogging site led to the ‘foolish prank’, had hoped that a crown court would dismiss his conviction and £1,000 fine without a full hearing.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2010