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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soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Like here in the good ol' U.S.of A., the right-wing idiots in England seem to have eveybody to blame for their problems, except themselves!!!

    August 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzzzzz

    Good post Joey Isotta-Fraschini,you said it all.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. George Patton

    This is why people hate me. People agree with me and I still troll people and steal their names. I am nothing but a fake, a fraud, and I have the smallest penis of anyone, babies included. In fact, baby cojones are bigger than mine. I have no dignity, no respect, and I touch myself frequently.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom Posey

      How dare you usurp Gen. Patton's name for your personal amusement here? Have you no shame, you Tea Partying troll? Evidently not!

      August 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Tom, I know that it was either Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell, Michele Bachmann or some other Tea Partier that put this bozo up to posting the above under Patton's name, judging by his choice of words!!!

      August 25, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    Good grief banasy! Must I steal your name day after day and try not to let people know it's you because of that silly little trademark by YOUR NAME? I am obviously a fan of Sarah Palin and the right-wing thugs in Washington. I also support that obscene war in the Middle East. Shame on me! Me and the war make me sick! I am so disgusting!

    August 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    I’ll tell you what gets my goat,fake banasy, you have an legal war with the left-wing thugs in Washington wanting to peace not only the Middle East,but the entire world. Yet,I could care less. How shameful!

    August 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Good post fernace,you said it all.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pink Panther

    Good post banasy,thanks you.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. David Letterman

    Good post Pink Panther, thank you.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Like here in the good ol’ U.S.of A., the left-wing idiots in England seem to have eveybody to blame for their problems, except themselves!!

    August 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jazzzzzzzzzz

    Good post, Joey Isotta-Fraschini,thank you.

    August 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tom Posey

    I dare usurp Gen. Patton’s name for my personal amusement here. I have no shame, I am a troll, troll,troll!

    August 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. gung hoe

    How dare you use Tom Posey's name for your very own amusement and entertainment. I find that disgraceful and unamerican. I just can't imagine that. Shame on you!

    August 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Tom, I love Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, and Michele Bachmann. I am a Tea Partier and the bozo posting under Patton’s name, you can tell by my choice of words!!!

    August 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. gung hoe

    How dare I use Tom Posey’s name for my very own amusement and entertainment? Because I'm disgraceful and unamerican. I just can’t help myself. Shame on me!

    August 25, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy

    Good post gung hoe,thank you.

    August 25, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
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