Twitter users given legal warning in UK
The Internet isn't a law-free zone, the U.K. government's top law officer warned Twitter users Friday, adding that he wouldn't hesitate to take action over offending posts.
Attorney General Dominic Grieve, the government's chief legal advisor in England and Wales, spoke out following a series of high-profile court cases involving postings made on the microblogging site.
"If somebody goes down to the pub with printed sheets of paper and hands it out, that's no different than if somebody goes and does a tweet," Grieve told BBC radio. "The idea that you have immunity because you're an anonymous tweeter is a big mistake. "I don't want to take action but if I think it is necessary to prevent crime, such as racially aggravated harassment, then I won't hesitate to do it."