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Submission + - Scottish Council Stops Child Photographing School Dinner (blogspot.co.uk)

History's Coming To writes: "A Scottish primary school child under the pseudonym "Veg" has been blogging about school meals, including a photograph and comments on the nutritional value, taste and presentation. Veg has developing a worldwide following, with children from all over the world sending in pictures of their meals. The school and Veg's father have been fully supportive throughout. But Veg has been taken out of class by the head teacher and told to stop taking photos because Argyll & Bute Council (who control the school) don't like the publicity it is generating."

Submission + - UK Politician Arrested Over Twitter "Stoning Joke" (bbc.co.uk)

History's Coming To writes: The BBC is reporting that a Tory city councillor has been arrested over a "joke" he posted to Twitter suggesting that Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a UK based writer, be stoned to death. The full tweet read "Can someone please stone Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to death? I shan't tell Amnesty if you don't. It would be a blessing, really.". Following complaints he was arrested under the Communications Act 2003 and bailed. He has since apologised. This comes on the same day that a conviction for a Twitter "joke" about blowing up an airport was upheld.

Submission + - UK conviction over Twitter terrorism 'joke' upheld (guardian.co.uk)

History's Coming To writes: A UK court has upheld a conviction handed down to Paul Chambers, a 27 year old accountant who posted a tweet reading "Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!". He claimed on appeal that it was clearly intended as a joke and should not have been taken seriously. The court disagreed, the appeal being dismissed on all counts and the original fine of £1000 standing.

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