Free speech on the internet, right? Bzzz, wrong answer. And I’m not just talking about the Great Red Wall of China or Burma or some other overtly evil dictatorship here. I’m talking about Merrie Olde England here. A member state of the European Union and the home of “the Mother of all Parliaments”. I’m talking about Liam Stacey, the guy sent to jail for tweeting nasty stuff about Fabrice Muamba.
Now, I could tell you about the case and what I think about it, but I’m not going to bother. Because I think the Guardian “Comment is Free” blogger Victoria Coren has already said it, and I’d largely be paraphrasing her. So Im gonna just advise you to go read her post about it. Here’s the link. Cheers Victoria.
Oh, and cheers to The Clash for this post’s title (lyrics to their song “Know Your Rights”). RIP Joe Strummer. 😦