Catholic Journalist Questioned by Police for Tweet

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: March 19, 2019

Category: Government Restrictions / Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental



Caroline Farrow, a Catholic journalist, was investigated under the "malicious communications act" after the founder of a transgender charity accused her of misgendering her daughter in a tweet. Farrow said it is her religious belief that a person cannot change sex.

The Surrey police investigation followed a October 2018 Twitter incident after a television debate between Farrow and Susie Green, the founder of Mermaids whose adult daughter is transgender. Green later withdrew the complaint.


Sources: Evening Standard and Premier