(satire – barely)
A man has been arrested by police in Kent after he ‘liked’ a picture of a puppy he himself posted on Facebook.
The 19-year-old, from Canterbury, was detained on Sunday night on suspicion of making malicious telecommunications after complaints from his Facebook friends that he regularly ‘liked’ his own pictures and comments on the social networking site.
The arrest comes just weeks after another man was jailed for 18 months after he admitted regularly writing messages to his friends in capital letters – an offence under the Malicious Communications Act of 1988 which states it is illegal to send messages with intent to cause distress or anxiety.
Another man was also jailed last week under the same act for wearing an offensive blue and green T shirt in public which police say did not have another colour in between.
However, a man has had a two-year sentence suspended for tweeting the offensive message: “Nadine Dorries is full of kangaroo bollocks” after the Court of Appeal ruled it was potentially true.
Think that’s satire?
Yesterday a man really was arrested for posting a picture of a burning poppy on Facebook:
And another man really was arrested for wearing an offensive T shirt in public:
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