The FT Tech Hub has a great article today reporting how David Cameron wants the authorities to consider blocking social media access to individuals plotting further violent acts following a week of riots and looting on the streets of England. How would it be possible to only block individuals?
Is this an infringement on society? What about all the legitimate users of Twitter, BBM and others? Should we all suffer due to a minority?
In fact The Financial Times even points out today that Twitter has been as ‘effective in organizing clean-up efforts and ad-hoc support for those affected by the rioting than it had been in bringing looters out onto the streets’.