- Aug 27, 2008
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Following discussion on whether or not social media was "responsible" for the recent riots and looting in the United Kingdom, the British Government is looking at ways to reduce the likelihood of social media being used to organize riots or violent protest again.
Officials are considering both banning specific users from sites like Twitter or Facebook if they're being believed to be plotting criminal activity or, much more extremely, empowering the police to essentially close social media access in the U.K. during times of emergency.
U.K. Government Considers Blocking Twitter, BlackBerry in Wake of Riots - Techland - TIME.com
Doesn't this mean that the UK government has lost the legitimacy to lead? Shouldn't Obama be asking David Cameron to step down?