Freedom of Tweets


by Carly Hill

Last week, it was the teenage girl who was arrested for tweeting that she was about to bomb an American Airlines plane. A couple weeks prior, it was Stephen Colbert and his satirical tweet that was deemed ‘racist.’ Now, it’s a parody twitter account that mocked an Illinois mayor which has, so far, resulted in one arrest.

A lot of conservatives are up in arms over this – saying that freedom of speech should equal freedom of tweets and I’m right there with ‘em, UNLESS, we’re talking legit threats.

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