UK Prime Minister pushes for social networking restrictions

Users of Twitter, Facebook and other such social networking sites could face a ban if they are found to be using them to organsise criminal activity following the widespread social unrest witnessed across the country last week.

Speaking in the Commons last week, Prime Minister, David Cameron said that the government were working with the police, intelligence services and industry to look at "whether it would be right to stop people communicating via social networks if they know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality".

The spotlight has come down onto such networks after Blackberry Messenger service was pinpointed as one of the key means of communication between rioters.

The Prime Minister went on to say that those who watched the horrific scenes of violence "will be struck by how they were organised via social media". The restrictions being discussed include banning those people found using social media for criminal activity.

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