Trolling on the internet could now result in two year’s imprisonment

People caught sending abusive messages across the internet and social networks now face up to two years imprisonment under new laws.

As reported byThe Telegraph, the measures introduced to the Criminal Justice and Court Act came into effect yesterday, raising the maximum penalty from six months to 24.

The Government announced its intention to raise the prison penalty for internet trolls in October last year. It relates to the offence of sending certain items with the intent to cause distress or anxiety”.

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