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Government Decides Against Shutting Down Social Media In Crises [Headlines]

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The government is no longer interested in shutting down social networks during times of crises. Instead, they're focusing on how Facebook and Twitter could be used in emergencies.

Caroline Ku
  • 29 august 2011
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The government has climbed down on plans to ban suspected rioters from using social networking websites in times of civil unrest.

The home secretary, Theresa May, told social networks at a meeting on Thursday that the government had no intention of “restricting internet services”. Josh Halliday/The Guardian.

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