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The Guardian:

Two senior judges have retired to consider whether a Twitter message threatening to blow up a snowbound Doncaster airport was a joke or a menace to society.

In a landmark high court appeal, Sir Peter Gross and Mr Justice Irwin heard it would take “a halfwit” to treat as a real threat the tweet posted by Paul Chambers in January 2010.

‘Halfwit’ is right. There are so many stages at which a single ounce of common sense from someone would have stopped this escalating into a ridiculous waste of public time and purse.

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