Will Social Media Sites Be Banned In Britain During Riots?

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cameron Exploring Crackdown On Social Media After Riots -- New York Times

PARIS — Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain said Thursday that the government, seeking to prevent a repeat of riots and looting in London and other British cities this week, might bar suspected troublemakers from using social media and other digital communications tools.

Mr. Cameron said that Theresa May, the Home secretary, would meet with executives of the Web companies Facebook and Twitter, as well as Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, to discuss possible measures that could be put in place.

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More News On The Possibility That Social Media Sites May Be Banned During Riots In Britain

England riots: Government mulls social media controls -- BBC

U.K. May Block Twitter, Blackberry Services in Future Violence After Riots -- Bloomberg

Rioting leads to Cameron call for social media clampdown -- The Guardian

David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media -- The Guardian

Cameron suggests blocking potential criminals from social media -- Wired

UK prime minister calls for curbs on social media -- TechEye

Blaming the Tools: Britain Proposes a Social-Media Ban -- Bloomberg Businessweek

London Police Struggle To Master Social Media In Controlling Riots -- Wall Street Journal

Social media's role in the riots -- BBC

U.K. riots reveal social media double standard -- CBC

London, Egypt and the nature of social media -- Washington Post

Outcry over plans to block social media -- Financial Times

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