8. Feb, 2018


Twitter Rules: You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people.

Communications sent via social media are capable of prosecution in England and Wales if they:
Constitute a credible threat of violence;
Constitute harassment or stalking;
Amount to a breach of a court order or;
Are considered grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or false.

Communications which may constitute credible threats of violence to an individual can be considered under:
Section 16 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 if the threat is a threat to kill within the meaning of that provision.
Section 4 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988, which prohibits the sending of an electronic communication which conveys a threat, or;
Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 which prohibits the sending of messages of a menacing character by means of a public telecommunications network.

His most recent Twitter account has already been suspended. Hopefully Paul Golding will soon be facing further charges to those he is already bailed on. He could be looking at some serious gaol time.

“The Official #BritainFirst response to the 'scuffle' yesterday started by a Rees-Mogg Supporter. As usual, threats of violence to homes and families. @metpoliceuk - Illegal, surely, especially as he's currently out on bail for…