British Journalist Investigated By Police For … Misgendering Child Of Trans Activist

Hot Air | 3/20/2019 | Staff
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My first thought after hearing of this was, “I bet AOC and her ‘Squad’ in the House would welcome a law like this.”

My second thought was, “Maybe AOC’s right that right-wingers spend too much thinking about her.”

TRENDING:

We should be thinking about Trump in this case, not her. You want looser libel laws to make it easier for him to sue the “fake news media”? Okay, but remember that the left will avail itself of those laws too. Call a male-to-female transgendered person a “he” on Twitter and who knows how much you might owe.

Caroline - Farrow - Surrey - Police - Interview

Caroline Farrow said Surrey Police wants to “conduct a taped interview under caution” because of tweets posted in October.

Speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, Ms Green said: “Every day my daughter is misgendered online… this was a journalist who had a public platform who used that to send very deliberately malicious nasty messages.”

Statute - Malicious - Communications - Act - Crime

The relevant statute is the Malicious Communications Act, which makes it a crime punishable by up to two years in prison to send a written communication to someone that’s “indecent,” “grossly offensive,” or false and known to the sender to be false if the purpose is to “cause distress or anxiety to the recipient or to any other person to whom he intends that it or its contents or nature should be communicated.”

It’s a “hurt feelings” law, in other words, which includes but isn’t limited to defamation.

Farrow - Controversy - Days - Antagonists - Children

Farrow tweeted extensively about the controversy two days ago, claiming that antagonists have “[d]oxed my children, made violent and sexual threats, signed me up to porn accounts, did the same to my husband, threatened to visit here” — standard operating procedure for crossing the wrong online community in the year of our lord 2019. According to Green, though, it’s not just the “misgendering” of her child that led...
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