UK Home Secretary Will Ban TroublemakersAdded: Monday, November 14th, 2011
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It seems that the UK police team up on banning people, with Theresa May revealing that the troublemakers might be banned from social media after meetings with such industry giants as Facebook, Twitter and the rest.
Starting with a question on how to address gang culture, Theresa May pointed at the ongoing discussion with representatives of the largest social media networks and BlackBerry. The meetings were also held with the participation of Association of Chief Police Offices and the Metropolitan Police. Regular contact has been kept up since the summer events.
It turned out that taking offline social networks was entirely unrealistic and shortsighted. It seems that the government has finally understood this and is currently considering a more targeted approach. The UK Home Secretary said during a Commons debate that they consider the idea of kicking people off social networks if they have breached “terms and conditions”. Theresa May also noted that there were subsequent meetings on a one-to-one basis between the police and a number of individual companies.
However, she never said how a move to block Internet users from, for example, Facebook could be implemented in reality – especially nowadays, when any web savvy kid knows that it is very easy to circumvent a ban. The industry observers tried to find out how Home Office is planning to kick off people from social networks. In respond, Home Office said that any decisions to delete users from the networks would be subject to discussions between the police and the social networks, as well as subject to terms and conditions. However, there are still no clear rules at the moment, because the meetings are still taking place. In addition, Home Office admitted it won’t be issuing any directives, because it is not getting into the territory of banning individuals right now.
Although the proposed curbs on social media have proved to be a very a controversial issue, one of the recent studies suggests the community is actually in favor of a wider blackout. A survey, carried out by Unisys, revealed that 2/3 of adults are actually in favor of shutting down social networks in times of civil unrest. In addition, 70% of respondents agreed to a blackout on Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry. Meanwhile, only 27% of them were against such a move.
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Monday, November 14th, 2011
|This will never work, if they ban facebook, twitter and BB, rioters will simply make other ways to communicate (myspace, online chat rooms, IRC), the only way to stop the use of internet is to block all access going to the internet within the UK, the result of this, people meeting up in real life to discuss riots, something tells me if facebook and BB where blocked by the government and police, there would be a hell of allot more people joining the riots|
|Yes, we wouldn't want to make it easy for the peasants to revolt again, now would we? Civil unrest is only to be applauded - and, indeed, aided with military power - if it happens overseas. And if foreign governments clamp down on social media to prevent social unrest? Well, that's oppression. This government is a hypocritical joke.|
|posted by (2011-11-16 21:21:26)|
|Another pointless piece of paper for the rule books.|
If we didn't have so many stupid laws perhaps people would follow the important ones..
|its just easier to ban the internet since most og the people in the UK are drunks, hooligans, and drug addicts.|
|im from the uk n im not a drunk hooligan or drug addict so go fuk yourself fusseltier you prick||
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