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UK Twitter Users Declare ‘I’m Spartacus’

November 13th, 2010 11:52 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Tweeters have joined forces to support Paul Chambers, the man convicted and fined for a Twitter message threatening to blow up an airport. A so-called ‘I’m Spartacus’ campaign encouraging users to ‘re-tweet’ his words has also become a huge hit. The hashtag #IAmSpartacus is currently the number one trending topic on Twitter in the UK, with #twitterjoketrial in second place. Chambers is believed to be the first person convicted in the UK for posting an offensive tweet. After the hearing, actor and Twitter fan Stephen Fry tweeted that he would pay Chambers’ fine. Comedian Dara O’Briain tweeted that the verdict was ‘ludicrous’ while Peep Show actor David Mitchell said it was ‘punishment for flippancy.’” I suspect not as many people will re-tweet on behalf of Garreth Compton.

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