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Default Texas man in jail for joke?

July 4th, 2013, 04:21
NPR story:…up-behind-bars

CultureMap story (which I really didn't expect to be well done):…-carter-story/

This is sounding like a case of over-reaction, though it's hard to say for sure without a link to the actual Facebook conversation.

It does make me wonder about a lot of things that get said online, though. Free speech is all well and good but it doesn't extend to slander, libel, and threats. People chat online like they are just talking to a couple of friends in private when, in fact, they are posting where the whole world is watching.
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