Paul Chambers

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Stephen Fry: I'll Go to Jail to Help Convicted Tweeter

Critical of message, but says freedom more important

(Newser) - British comedian Stephen Fry is willing to go to jail—"if that's what it takes"—to overturn the conviction of a man who joked on Twitter about blowing up an airport. "This [verdict] must not be allowed to stand in law," Fry said. Several celebrities... More »

Judge: Tweeting Joke About Blowing Up Airport Not OK

Paul Chambers' joke was 'definitely menacing'

(Newser) - A British man who joked on Twitter about blowing up an airport after his flight was canceled has lost his appeal challenging his conviction in the case. Paul Chambers—who lost his job after being arrested earlier this year—will now have to pay a $1,600 fine and double... More »

Twitter Joke Triggers Terror Bust

Quip lands Brit Tweeter in jail on Terrorism Act

(Newser) - A British traveler miffed when snow scuttled his vacation plans was busted after joking to pals on Twitter that he was going to "blow the airport sky high." Paul Chambers, 26, was arrested under the Terrorism Act and interrogated for 7 hours last week. He was finally released... More »

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