The next time Mick Fealty removes your comment from a thread don’t whinge, he may well have saved you a conviction:
An unemployed chef from Londonderry has been convicted of using the social network site Facebook to post a threatening message that said DUP MP Gregory Campbell should be shot.
O’Donnell denied the message was either offensive or menacing.
“Menacing” is a matter of opinion, I guess. If you’re serious about putting a bullet in an MP’s head, then you’re probably unlikely to be advertising the fact in front of thousands on Facebook. But if threatening to do so isn’t considered “offensive” in Mr O’Donnell’s book, then I’d really hate to see what was.
Anyway, the conviction is a first for the UK apparently and the message from now is:
1. Take a deep breath 2.Count to 10 3. And think “do I really mean this?” before you post in future.
And thank your lucky starts you don’t live in Scotland where not only online death threats, but also an aggressively sung “Queen” or “crossing” could soon leave you with serious problems.