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Britain's public prosecutions body, the Crown Prosecution Service, now wants clarify rules for policing Facebook and Twitter, as cases of UK residents being found guilty of posting malicious or "grossly offensive" web content have grown.
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Matthew Woods, a 20-year-old, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison for making "grossly offensive" comments about missing 5-year-old girl April Jones on his Facebook page. Azhar Ahmed, also 20, was sentenced to 240 hours of community service for posting on Facebook "all soldiers should die and go to hell" after six British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan.
Semi-pro footballer Daniel Thomas, however, posted homophobic messages on Twitter about Olympic diver Tom Daley, and nothing was done.
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