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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:54 AM

British man appeals conviction over Twitter joke



A British man is appealing his conviction over a joke posted on Twitter for the third time.

Paul Chambers tweeted he would blow up a local airport - closed because of bad weather - so he could fly to see his partner.

Web users including some celebrities have supported the man saying his case is raising questions of internet freedom in the UK.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:58 PM

1. Talk about frivolous legal proceedings....

There is no way charges should have been filed for this.

As a society, the West has become so fearful that individual commentary, even that which is a bit over the top has become the basis for government legal proceedings that defy logic and good sense.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:35 PM

2. So those comments I made;

Against my ex could STILL come back to haunt me?

Good thing I don't post my thoughts about nuclear war, dirty bombs, WMDs and giving nuggies to stupid politicians!

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