Legally, probably not unless you personally know that person. If you were taken to court for this, you would need to have some sort of intent such as knowing this person was actually suicidal.
It would be easy to argue that the poster wasn't aware someone was actually suicidal and likely thought the post was a joke. Or they themselves were joking and didn't think anyone would seriously commit suicide based on a few words posted on 4chan.
If you go around harassing or encouraging someone personally, then you can get in trouble. These things are handled case by case, it's not like you'll just get charged because the law is there. It would be really simple to win in court.
>>25676863 You still likely wouldn't be charged even if you lived in a liberal US state. There has to be intent to charge you. There's no intent there if you are responding to anonymous posters on 4chan and have no idea who they are or if they are serious or not.
You are not legally obligated to take posts on 4chan seriously.
Most of the people who commit suicide use to keep their intention unknown for the rest of the people in his environment, so I doubt that someone who is about to blow up his brain is going to post it on the Internet. Who knows, times change. The web gives an illusion of anonymity.
For example, encouraging suicide in the Australia is a crime.
"It is a crime under both South Australian and national law to cyber bully someone in a way that intentionally encourages or causes them to kill themselves . The maximum penalty is fourteen years of imprisonment."
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