Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Intent to incite: context and variations

Found guilty of incitement to financial panic for posting on Twitter that one should take one's money out of the corrupt banks. If facts are to be believed, this seems ignoring 1) context of the comments which is about corruption, not about the financial crisis as such, 2) incitement implies intention to do so - the context seems to motivate against such finding-, 3) Twitter is given a power on people and their lifes I wonder if it really has?

"El Efecto Streisand As Guatemala Arrests Twitterer" (TechDirt 15 May 2009)

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