News: UK Raised Maximum Sentence to 2 Years For Internet Trolls Analysis

Perpetrators of online abuse will now face tougher sentencing thanks to new legislation passed in the UK. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling made the statement

“This is a law to combat cruelty, and marks our determination to take a stand against a baying cyber-mob We must send out a clear message: if you troll you risk being behind bars for two years.”

The major changes include

 “with the intention of causing distress or anxiety,” or, “which convey an indecent or grossly offensive message or are themselves of an indecent or grossly offensive nature.”

Anyone if found guilty of the above will now face a maximum sentence of two years, instead of six months.

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