U.S. appeals court upholds man’s conviction for Facebook death threats

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A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who made threatening statements toward his then-wife and others on Facebook, in a case that probed the boundaries of freedom of speech on social media. Anthony Elonis wrote Facebook posts in 2010 that discussed killing a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and killing his estranged wife, but claimed the posts were song lyrics and not threats. The Supreme Court in June 2015 threw out the conviction, arguing that the jury in his trial had not been properly instructed.

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