Judge rules Twitter "cyberstalker" not stalker after all

Rick

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A federal judge ruled today that William Cassidy, a man who has tweeted nearly 8,000 times about female Buddhist leader Alyce Zeoli, is protected under constitutional free speech.

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TJGeezer

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Watch this get spun as justification for the government to have an "off" switch for the whole net or the entertainment industry to be able to kill a site at whim, without due process. (Both laws that congress wanted to pass this year.) Meanwhile the Corporate Supremes rule election-buying by corporations is free speech. For such a simple statement guaranteeing a right to the people, it sure has been mangled.
 

Rick

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dms96960 said:
I wonder if Federal Judge Roger Titus will change his mind when about 10,000 people start tweeting the same type of message about him.
That would be a very good test of whether or not the ruling should hold or not. :)
 

Mindwraith

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since when were death threats covered by free speech? that's a jail sentence where I live. free speech lets you have opinions on things, it doesn't let you threaten another human being.
 

learninmypc

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I don't belong to ANY social website,but it is my understanding that if you don't like what someone says in them,ignore them.
 
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There weren't any death threats on it, just distasteful messages. No-one was forcing Zeoli to read any of this, and many other public figures have their share of hate sites dedicated to them. This is definitely protected by free speech.