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. Jordan scene

    I agree jj, good post indeed 🙂

    August 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jordan scene

    Sorry folks,I posted the above. I'm the joker is trying to make everyone look like a fool. I am a fan of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. The left-wing thugs in Washington have their hand in Facebook and Twitter. The war is enough. I want it all. I'm disgusting! Those troll thugs have to go number 2. It’s as simple as that!

    August 25, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Another Tea Partying troll here. It just goes on and on!!!

      August 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jj

    Good post Jordan,thank you. You said it all.

    August 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Sorry folks, you'd better just forget to post on this web page. These mindlessTea Partying trolls will only mock you if you do the same way they mocked me and my friends banasy, George and Tom as they have taken over here!

    August 25, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I posted the above because I am a Tea Partying troll. I also posted the one below in order to mock me. As one can plainly see, I am a mindless Tea Partier, an I have all but taken over this web page!!!
    Sorry folks, you’d better just forget to post on this web page. Me, the mindlessTea Partying troll, will only mock you if you do, the same way I mocked banasy, George and Tom, I have taken over here!

    August 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I'm the biggest Tea Partying troll here. It just goes on and on!!!

    August 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. George Patton

    I touch myself in between stealing u/n's. I have to go and wipe off my keyboard and monitor, if you know what I mean, wink wink.

    August 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    Now this is getting WEIRD.

    August 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Yeah, it is, but it's very, very funny, and what the jerk deserves.

    August 25, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jj

    Caught 3 catfish! very hot but good times mama. someone jacked my name my phone doesnt work in the mountains

    August 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. William

    jj you have a phone in the mountains? Must be a very long wire.

    August 26, 2011 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. jj

    oh its very long thats what she said anyways...baa baa

    August 26, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. Banjong

    .

    August 29, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. Banjong

    😦

    August 29, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Banjong

    I think that everyone has the freedom of communication and if the government can take away this freedom, it is hard to take back such freedom. Facebook, twitter, and blackberry are social media network tools, that allow everyone to post/say anything they want, it is just another form of communication.

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