“Internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life“…. They could soon face up to two years in jail under new laws …..
“No-one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the current six-month sentence.”
… it is [currently] an offence to send another person a letter or electronic communication that contains an indecent or grossly offensive message, a threat or information which is false and known or believed by the sender to be false.
For story see: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29678989