On the importance of the law in online political discourse…

And here… I’ve barred a grand total of four people in the last 24 hours… To date, the only legitimate legal complaints I am getting are about commenter’s behaviour. Please note that finding something on the internet and pasting it on a Slugger thread will be dealt with directly and firmly… We’ve had to take some calculated risks to keep debate open on some very difficult subjects over the last few days and weeks… I do not want to be bouncing people unnecessarily out of the forum… So, I ask again, please be very careful what you write, or copy!!!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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