Twitter trials and tech tomfoolery

Two things online, one serious and one less serious. First, why the Twitter joke trial is a travesty.

If you can be arrested for saying something unpleasant, if obvious attempts at comic hyperbole can get you prosecuted, then Charlie Brooker, Frankie Boyle and Jimmy Carr had better get out of the country fast.

Also, it’s weird tech – including plans for luxury hotels that’ll let you stay for free if you’ll have sex in front of their webcams.

Could such a scheme work here? We asked the manager of our local Travelpit, who told us that while free rooms probably wouldn’t happen she’d throw in breakfast if we [censored] her [censored] and [censored] [censored] [censored]. We’re pretty sure that isn’t national policy.

The original said Travelodge, which I think is funnier. Oh well.

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