donderdag 3 maart 2016

People with fake online profiles may face criminal charges in England and Wales

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LONDON — Trolls setting up fake social media accounts in England and Wales to abuse others online could face charges under new guidelines being proposed by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The new advice being drawn up for prosecutors means people who set up fake profiles to damage or embarrass another person could be committing offences such as grossly offensive communication or harassment, the CPS said in a statement.

“Offenders can mistakenly think that by using false online profiles and creating websites under a false name their offences are untraceable,” says Alison Saunders, director of public prosecutions. “Thankfully this is not the case and an online footprint will be left by the offender.” Read more…


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