‘Cannibal Cop’ to Walk Free: What it Means for Internet Speech

When it comes to murder and cannibalism, where do we draw the line when it comes to online fantasies?

At least for New York police officer Gilberto Valle, who the tabloids dubbed the “Cannibal Cop,” the decision was made by a federal judge who overturned his conviction on Tuesday due to lack of sufficient evidence.

Valle never actually murdered or ate anybody. Instead, he reportedly talked about it with another member of the “vore” community that he met on the site DarkFetishNet, a self-described “friendly place for all people with dark fetishes.”

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