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UK PRIME MINISTER David Cameron wants to ban miscreants from using the Blackberry messaging service BBM, Twitter and Facebook in the wake of this week's rioting.

Cameron said in his statement in a Commons debate today that the Government is looking at whether it's possible to stop suspected rioters from spreading their messages online.

Home Secretary Theresa May will hold meetings with the Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM), Twitter and Facebook to discuss their responsibilities, the Guardian reports.
    
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The Police that start this should be put to justice.
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This will never happen, imagine the rioting that would occur if the UK starts banning websites from the internet that people love. I don't care how these services were used, people are exercising their freedom of expression and speech, strike that down and you'll feel a lot more backlash than you've felt so far.

Anyway, I'm highly skeptical David Cameron is even considering such a thing.

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The Police that start this should be put to justice.
And the idiots rioting should at least allow the justice system to do its job on the matter. Rioters burning innocent people's houses and businesses to the ground, families left only with the clothes on their backs. Should those rioters be put to justice for being complete tools?
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Like this will make a difference. Those companies will wash their hands of any responsibility and whats going to stop Johnny Chav from getting a new account/phone etc and registering under a fake name or whatever

Threads going to descend into politics very quickly i think.
    
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The Police that start this should be put to justice.
what if they are proven guilty of rioting and using any social service to assemble an army to riot it would serve a purpose ... to not share their stupidity to try and calm people down .. wich is highly acceptable in the situation the u.k is in right now
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This will never happen, imagine the rioting that would occur if the UK starts banning websites from the internet that people love. I don't care how these services were used, people are exercising their freedom of expression and speech, strike that down and you'll feel a lot more backlash than you've felt so far.

Anyway, I'm highly skeptical David Cameron is even considering such a thing.



And the idiots rioting should at least allow the justice system to do its job on the matter. Rioters burning innocent people's houses and businesses to the ground, families left only with the clothes on their backs. Should those rioters be put to justice for being complete tools?
You missed the part where people got killed from it.

Anyway;

The goverment isnt the problem if there is a proberlem with the police you speak up and protest you do not go round robbing of kids, assulting old people... It is the trouble causers that have used the death of mark duggen as an excuse to go out looting, taking peoples buisenesses and earning away from them.

In my opinion i would have just got the army involved to stop this the day it started but he couldnt because even though it has stopped people will still complain! They guy was away on holiday and he come back to sort it out and they have stopped now that he has come back.

I am not a great fan off david cameron i dont like the fact that he has done all these budget cuts and then give money to poor countrys and some of the other things but if it is going to sort the UK money out i am not going to complain
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this is just more government control over something in your dailylife. Sure it starts out as banning rioters, then after that they will start having control over mobile communications and such.
    
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This will never happen, imagine the rioting that would occur if the UK starts banning websites from the internet that people love. I don't care how these services were used, people are exercising their freedom of expression and speech, strike that down and you'll feel a lot more backlash than you've felt so far.

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And the idiots rioting should at least allow the justice system to do its job on the matter. Rioters burning innocent people's houses and businesses to the ground, families left only with the clothes on their backs. Should those rioters be put to justice for being complete tools?
I never meant that I was for the rioting but it could have been avoided if the Police didn't shoot Mark Duggan which lead to many things that are happening. Cause and Effect.

Justice should be served to anyone who shoot Mark Duggan and to anyone who isn't peacefully protesting and to the people who are doing damage to the business owners.

David Cameran should question and do a full-investigating on the death of Mark Duggan.
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I really don't want it to become standard practice for governments to be able to turn off communication channels every time you do something they deem inappropriate. The rioting is stupid, and they should just use the communications to prosecute people instead of trying to prevent them from voicing their minds, no matter how misled.
    
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I never meant that I was for the rioting but it could have been avoided if the Police didn't shoot Mark Duggan which lead to many things that are happening. Cause and Effect.

Justice should be served to anyone who shoot Mark Duggan and to anyone who isn't peacefully protesting and to the people who are doing damage to the business owners.

David Cameran should question and do a full-investigating on the death of Mark Duggan.

huh??? did a full investigation came out allready???
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