Cyberharassment Convictions: Does the U.K. Have the Right Answer?
The number of internet trolls convicted in court of bullying online has soared by more than 150 per cent in just four years.
New figures show more than 1,200 people last year were convicted of sending offensive, obscene or threatening electronic messages – up from just 498 in 2007.
After several high profile cases involving celebrities and families grieving for loved ones being targeted on Twitter, Facebook and chatrooms, police have become more willing to use the full force of the law.
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