Twitter Rape Threats See UK Man Arrested

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If you are going to make threats at least be smart enough to make them anonymously. Such as only signing in and using twitter with a good VPN service and use an anonymous email address that you only login to via that VPN service.

I don't think directed threats are protected speech in any country.
 

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"....make them anonymously. Such as only signing in and using twitter with a good VPN service and use an anonymous email address that you only login to via that VPN service."

--> you should understand that practically all VPN service providers will, 'under instruction', provide all that is required to trace you:-

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/sep/26/lulzsec-second-hacker
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/09/lulzsec-hacker-exposed-service-he-thought-would-hide-him/42895/

etc etc.
 

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I want to know what exactly did he say.
Like for example, saying "if you keep going like this, somebody might *insert action here* you", to me dangles dangerously in the threat zone but it is not a direct threat and I would be more inclined to allow free speech.

For example: "If Russia keeps their policies like that, a lot of people might decide to withdraw from the Olympics"
Will Russians come snatch me for threatening damage their economy with the prospect of worthless Olympics?
 


I think he threatened to track her down and rape her, that's why he was arrested.
 

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I'm all for this type of thing... But this had better go both ways, and when thousands of guys have to deal with pyscho ex-girlfriends threatening them through facebook/twitter/whatever, there better be some arrests made.
 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2P7vkIzncc
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http://www.theguardian.com.au/story/1669243/twitter-criticised-for-failing-to-respond-to-caroline-criado-perez-rape-threats/

This makes me sad.
 
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