UK twitter "I Am Spartacus" in support for bomb tweeter

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BBC News - Twitter anger over bomb tweeter

BBC news said:
The I'm Spartacus campaign is inspired by the famous scene in the 1960s
blockbuster, when slaves stood up one by one to claim "I'm Spartacus" in
order to save their fellow gladiator from detection.

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.

Paul Chambers was found guilty in May, convicted of sending a menacing
electronic communication when he tweeted: "Crap! Robin Hood airport is
closed. You've got a week to get your sh1t together, otherwise I'm blowing
the airport sky high!"

Free speech advocate Index on Censorship said the UK judiciary was out of
step with social networks.
"The verdict demonstrates that the UK's legal system has little respect for
free expression, and has no understanding of how people communicate in the
21st Century," said the organisation's news editor Padraig Reidy.

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".

Tweets of note, Dara O'Briain

daraobriain via Twitter said:
My nerdtastic tweet make it to C4 News! Did they know what it meant? Please tell me Jon Snow turned to camera and said "Make Your Time!"
daraobriain via Twitter said:
Robin Hood! All your base are belong to us! Somebody set up us the Bomb! #iamspartacus #butimalsoanerd
daraobriain via Twitter said:
Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week to get your sh1t together, otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!! #IAmSpartacus
 
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