Nice Knowing You: British Authorities May Censor Social Media
In an attempt to prevent protestors from communicating with one another, British politicians are looking at censoring BlackBerry, Twitter and Facebook.
The question, according to Prime Minister David Cameron, is whether government has the right to "stop people using social media to 'plot' further disorder."
Meanwhile, the police aren't waiting for Parliament to sort it out:
Earlier today there was one of the first known instances of police arresting rioters for using social media to “incite violence.” ”Three people have been arrested on suspicion of using Twitter and Blackberry Messenger to incite violent disorder in Southampton,” police in Hampshire said.
Good thing we don't have to worry about our own politicians shutting down communication in this country, seeing as how free speech is guaranteed by the First Amendment and all. Right? Right?