Twitter Being Blamed in England Riots

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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Police, Media in UK pointing finger at Twitter for rioting!


Twitter has come under a great deal of criticism for its role in mobilising riots across London, which started in Tottenham, but spread to Enfield, Walthamstow, Waltham Forest, and Brixton over the weekend. The Daily Mail was particularly quick to blame Twitter for helping to orchestrate the rioting and for spreading triumphal images from the rioters themselves. One picture of a burning police car was retweeted over 100 times and the Mail reported that the ‘troublemakers’ on Twitter were encouraging ‘scores more people into the area'. The Daily Telegraph similarly explained that Twitter and mobile internet access had helped teenage gang members to "incite and film the looting and violence". Like the press, the Metropolitan Police have also been quick to take issue with Twitter and other social media.


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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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I find it extremely interesting that Twitter was hailed by many in the west as a tool of the common man rising against freedom's oppressors in the Arab Spring, yet when it is used by citizens of western culture it is to blame.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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Problem, reaction, solution.

Oh internetrestrictions here we come!
While at it, hand over your last bit of privacy as well.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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Its not twitter its the BLACKBERRY messages are being sent to the rioters on the road, for where to hit next
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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Great, so the people in the middle east have every right to organise protests but not OK for the young people in the UK, who don't really have a future thanks to massive cuts and taxes, to protest or riot or whatever. Not saying rioting is right, but you gotta see outside the fence too sometimes. As far as I know, we ARE NOT being told the full story by the mainstream media - they do have a proven track record for things like that.

Hypocrisy just keeps showing its ugly face day by day.
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posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by CasiusIgnoranze
Great, so the people in the middle east have every right to organise protests but not OK for the young people in the UK, who don't really have a future thanks to massive cuts and taxes, to protest or riot or whatever. Not saying rioting is right, but you gotta see outside the fence too sometimes. As far as I know, we ARE NOT being told the full story by the mainstream media - they do have a proven track record for things like that.

Hypocrisy just keeps showing its ugly face day by day.
edit on 8-8-2011 by CasiusIgnoranze because: .


Problem is a lot of people see this as an oppertunity to steal, loot and plunder whatever they can.
Stealing from the average citizen/bussinesman is not fighting the system, its idiotic.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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yes...blame twitter for people being fed up and turning primal

the dishonesty in this world knows no bounds.



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:57 PM
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Apparently the riots are not only associated with London - they've spread to Birmingham. Makes you wonder, are they really rioting because an unarmed man got shot by the police or is it something else? Something deep which the mainstream media wouldn't dare reveal?



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 03:57 PM
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The police have also blames GTA for it as well!

Nothing to do with trying to arrest someone at an extremely poor time.

www.mcvuk.com...



posted on Aug, 8 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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its quite simple

there is a diference

in the middle east they have dictators

in europe we have dicktators




 
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by AnotherYOU
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its quite simple

there is a diference

in the middle east they have dictators

in europe we have dicktators




 
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ooh man, you made my day

awesome post


wish i could start this like 30 times, a star for every second you kept me laughing





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