British Internet trolls may see more jail time

By Lynn R. Mitchell

In England they are proposing to crack down on internet bullying after cases of “hate-filled messages on social media, often threatening their targets … messages sent via social media could be a criminal offence if they contain ‘credible threats of violence’ or target an individual in a way that ‘may constitute harassment or stalking.’ ”

The British government wants to amend two existing laws that currently have six-month jail terms for those convicted of internet bullying and cyber stalking to make it a maximum of three years.

This is the latest as countries struggle to keep up with laws concerning the internet.

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