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These CPS guidelines make the law around social media vastly more clear | Sarah Ditum

PUBLISHED December 19, 2012

There's a real people-pleasing feel to the director of public prosecutions' new guidelines for the treatment of those who misuse social media. Something for everyone. If you've been a victim of online harassment, here's reassurance that the legal system takes it seriously. If you're worried that your line in bad taste jokes could see you turned into the subject of another Twitter joke trial, here's a comforting sense of proportion from the Crown Prosecution Service about what it is and isn't in the public interest to prosecute. And if you work in the police or the courts, you now know that you won't be obliged to spend every working minute tracking down YouTube commenters and prosecuting them for severe bellendery.

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