At least that’s the opinion of American and British authorities. While the US FBI are hunting down script kiddies who’s messing with their websites, the British police are cracking down on users of social media for allegedly encouraging a mass uprising during a time ripe with riots.
One single message on Facebook recently resulted in four years behind bars for two British citizens because of something they say was just a drunk joke.
Now human rights groups are sounding the alarm, saying the courts are over-reacting by dishing out penalties which are far too harsh.
Russia Today reports:
As if that’s not enough; we now also got a Facebook group dedicated to expose terrorist on Facebook….or should I say “Farcebook”?…
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