Facebook/Twitter etc "bans"
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Thu Aug 11 14:21:43 BST 2011
In article <6B9A1A91-B954-4D02-B7DB-0D6625F50287 at batten.eu.org>, Ian
Batten <igb at batten.eu.org> writes
>> Mr Speaker, everyone watching these horrific actions will be stuck by how they were organised via social media.
>> Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill.
>> 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 websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality.
>It would be interesting to speculate how this might work.
Confiscating their Smartphones would be a start. But stopping them from
buying a new one is much more difficult. Apart from doing targeted
surveillance, how do they enforce bans against alleged hackers from
Shetland accessing the Internet while on bail?
What can we learn from banning people from driving (given the prevalence
of car analogies).
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