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Government To Tackle Fake Social Media Profiles

  • BBC, Thursday, March 3, 2016 5:55 AM

Internet "trolls" who create fake social media profiles could face charges, say guidelines being proposed for prosecutors in England and Wales. The Crown Prosecution Service says adults should be charged if they use fake social media IDs to harass others. Cases would also follow if posts were indecent, grossly offensive or so false they caused distress and anxiety. The CPS is amending its guidelines to keep its staff up to date with modern crime. A six-week consultation on the proposed changes has now started.

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