A Twitter account in ‘house arrest’ for 30 days

Forcing a person to issue a judgment in a Twitter account is no longer a novelty in Spain, but that this task should be repeated for 30 days straight yes it is.

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The courts have spent several years taking cancern about defamations that are published in social networks, some use platforms repeatedly to express their opinions and thereby unlawfully interfering in the right to honour other users. Indeed, this emphasis on offensive tweets is what led the Court of First Instance number 22 of Sevilla to publish this ruling, pioneer in our country, based on the repetition of the expressions and humiliating and insulting comments represented “a clear sign of the intention to attack the honour of others. ”

The decision of the Andalusian capital court has recently been ratified by the Provincial Court of Seville. Now, it is up to the Supreme Court, as the offender has submitted an appeal.

If the High Court keeps the line of argument put forward by previous instances, this form of action could set a precedent when threats are made or disqualifications repeatedly. So, Twitter would be not only a way to exercise the right of rectification, but a platform to try to repair the damage caused by constant provocative tweets.

At specific hours

The sentence, which also includes compensation of 4,000 euros, goes further details when those messages should be published. Thus, it prevents the condemned do it on a schedule in which their followers are not connected to Twitter and, therefore, the verdict go unnoticed and thereby limits its scope of conviction.

The Provincial Court of Seville and confirms that the defendant will have to use your own personal account to publish the transcript of the court decision “using a tool created for this purpose to increase the number of characters allowed, publishing for 30 days in the mornings (from 9 to 14 hours) or afternoon (from 17 to 22 hours) “.

It also obliges to remove 57 tweets the affected included as evidence in his lawsuit filed in October 2013.

By: Expansión.com

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