Facebook/Twitter etc "bans"

Andrew Cormack Andrew.Cormack at ja.net
Thu Aug 11 13:54:30 BST 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ukcrypto-bounces at chiark.greenend.org.uk [mailto:ukcrypto-
> bounces at chiark.greenend.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ian Batten
> Sent: 11 August 2011 12:24
> To: UK Cryptography Policy Discussion Group
> Subject: Facebook/Twitter etc "bans"
> The Prime Minister says:
> > 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.
> ian

According to the BBC, some clue being displayed by Phil Wilson, Labour MP for Sedgefield:

"Social media not the prob. In Middle East it's used 2 bring down dictators here its used 2 coordinate looting. Its the users not the medium."


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