Friday, August 12, 2011

Cameron Exploring Crackdown on Social Media After Riots - NYTimes.com

A time for big decisions

“And when people are using social media for violence we need to stop them. So we are working with the police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these Web sites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality.”

While Mr. Cameron said that the Internet and sophisticated mobile phones had been used to coordinate the violence, his call for curbs drew protests from free-speech campaigners, saying they were reminiscent of moves by Arab rulers to block digital communications during anti-government uprisings this year.

Cameron Exploring Crackdown on Social Media After Riots - NYTimes.com

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