Facebook/Twitter etc "bans"
bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Thu Aug 11 14:43:13 BST 2011
On Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:23:57 +0100
Ian Batten <igb at batten.eu.org> wrote:
> 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.
I suspect that they will discover it is nearly impossible, and that the
effect of these communications is actually far less than has been
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