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David Cameron Hints at Social Media Crackdown Following London Riots

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has suggested banning of potential rioters and criminals from social networking websites while addressing a debate session at the House of Commons in the Parliament.

According to English daily, The Guardian, Prime Minister David Cameron has suggested that the government is looking at new policies to keep a check on social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and ban people who are found plotting any sort of criminal activity.

The issue was brought up by the Prime Minister in wake of major role played by Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry’s Instant Messenger service in instigating, platting and executing the riots that has been a huge blow to the capital city last week.

"Everyone watching these horrific actions will be struck by how they were organised via social media. Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill," he said.

The Prime Minister also added that home secretary Theresa May will soon get in talks with social media companies to see how they can help us and what do they think is their responsibility towards the society.

While the Scotland Yard has managed to make some arrests of suspects who used Blackberry to spread riots, the Prime Minister has assured that peace will be restored in London as soon as possible.