1,209 internet trolls convicted in 2014
The Ministry of Justice has published figures relating to offences involving the posting of offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing messages. The figures show 1,209 individuals were convicted in 2014, up from 143 a decade previously. 155 of the 1,209 were imprisoned. An additional 685 individuals were cautioned under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 last year.
Source: The Times
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