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Re: UK considers banning rioters from BBM, Twitter and Facebook

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____/ Homer on Thursday 11 Aug 2011 22:31 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that chrisv spake thusly:
>> Hardon wrote:
>>> <quote>
>>> UK PRIME MINISTER David Cameron wants to ban miscreants from using
>>> the Blackberry messaging service BBM, Twitter and Facebook in the
>>> wake of this week's rioting.
>>> Any move to ban social networks would mark a huge shift in Britain's
>>> internet policy, with free speech advocates unlikely to remain silent
>>> in the face of a new wave of censorship in the UK.
>>> </quote>
>>> Hmm, isn't that what despot regimes tried to do during the arab
>>> spring uprisings?
>> Wow.  That's stunning.  I'd take to the streets myself, if some evil
>> censoring bastards tried doing that here.
> Well done Cameron. Now every man and his dog will be in sympathy with
> those who, until now, have been portrayed purely as criminals.
> And let's not kid ourselves, they are, but they're also the extremist
> microcosm of a much larger problem, that's now coming to a head. They
> are habitual criminals, young thugs and opportunists, but those about
> to follow them onto the streets ... are not. They're simply poor, fed
> up, downtrodden and angry victims of corporate greed and corruption.
> This is how revolutions begin.

The first attack was on the shops. No big deal.

Now come the attacks on our laws, banning peaceful protests, legitimising
police violence, and gagging organisers. Let's play this peacefully and 

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