August 25th, 2011
08:27 AM ET

UK minister to discuss Twitter, Facebook bans

British Home Secretary Theresa May will sit down with officials from the social media industry Thursday, her office said, as the government considers trying to ban people from social networking during or after crises.

Twitter, Facebook, and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion all declined to say what position they would take at the meeting.

Top police officers and other government officials will also be present for the meeting, which follows riots that swept England earlier this month.

Prime Minister David Cameron suggested limits on social networking in the wake of the unrest.

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  1. Banjong

    everyone has the freedom of communication and if the government can take away this freedom it is hard to take back. Those are just social media network tools, it allows anyone to post/say anything they want. It is just another form of communication.

    August 29, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Banjong

    Therefore i think that if the government tries to ban those media network, they will find another way to communicate with each other anyway.

    August 29, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Banjong

    This is the government solving the problem by blaming and attacking the tools not the actual causes of the problems which they should be more concerned about.

    August 29, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
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