The BBC news reports that Internet trolls face up to two years in jail under new laws by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
Britain is losing its rights to free speech, this comes in addition to the coalition governments’ idea to scrap human rights. Under the new laws to lock-up internet trolls the British people are being put at risk of losing their rights of freedom to express themselves freely in a open country.
With advent of the coalition governments idea to scrap human rights and ban free speech by call people trolls and jailing them, this raises fresh new issues of what freedom people have in the pre-existing nanny-state. Britain is set to become a communist state in the 21st century like Russia, China, North Korea, Pakistan (and German in the Hitler era)
There are bad people everywhere. The government can’t get a grip on anti-social behaviour in real-life and now its trying to tackle anti-social behaviour in virtual life – how ridiculous! There are virtual or internet thugs, bullies and anti-social users online but that does not give Chris Grayling to call everyone ‘trolls’ who speak out against some wrong doing in public. Social media is like talking to anyone just in a pub, cafe, home or street – the word of mouth goes around. Celebrities suffering mass online abuse is one thing and internet trolls are another. The minister has got it wrong and wants social media to be regulated ??!! they can’t even regulate Britain’s streets of anti-social and nuisance behaviour. Because there is too much freedom the law does not cover nuisances and all aspects of anti-social behaviour. The police will only act if a situation gets serious. Oh yes, if someone becomes an ongoing nuisance and the other person punches them then British law is there to arrest the defendent and not the wrong-doer.
Mr Grayling told a newspaper: “These internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life” but Mr Grayling has no right to call anyone a coward and he owes an apology to all, Grayling’s is unprofessional being a minister to use such demeaning and provocative language. Celebrities receiving a threats is ‘online abuse’ not trolling. Someone making a threat to another person is abusive and bullish behaviour however, prosecution and jail sentences seems too tough on acts like this because it is virtual and not real. You cannot treat virtual reality in the same way as reality unless someone one was speaking directly over speakers and microphone or skyping when they could hear each other which can actually be recognised as threatening. Repeated aggressive threats are a more serious issue IF however there is proven intent to harm someone. The word troll is a meaningless fucking term in the 21st century which only mythically existed in prehistroic times – A troll is a supernatural being it was once believed.
A person has the right to free speech. A freedom of speech means a one person can say to another ‘I will kill you! I will kill you!’ but that along does not prove anything unless proven with intent that actually one person wants to kill another. On the internet social media specially this can be hard to ascertain specially if one persons tries to warn another not do so something or tries to drive away another person from coming to prevent something. If one person is a nuisance on a regular basis the other can say ‘stop it or I will kill you’ as an act of frustration but does not have to have the intent of killing the other person.
The government needs to revise its policy of jailing people on the basis of free speech unless they have made a threat online with intent and follow-up to carry out any violent act otherwise we don’t want London to become another communist country in the 21st century.