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Last week’s judgment in the ‘Twitter joke trial’ appeal is an important victory for Paul Chambers, who can now move forward with his life as a man of good character. The legal system has wronged him; but now at least that wrong has been put to an end, and corrected to some extent. It’s a victory too for his legal team and for his supporters, who are entitled to feel they’ve played a role in a significant blow for free expression, and against the sort of silly thinking that throws common sense out of the window where the internet is concerned.

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