Riots, social networks sites and crime

Facebook riot posts lead to four-year jail terms | Regulation | ZDNet UK. 17 August 2011

That they were found guilty is not too much of a surprise. But that the offenders got 4 years of imprisonment is disproportionate and thus unfair, defeating the purpose of sanctions.

see also the Guardian article ” Facebook riot calls earn men four-year jail terms amid sentencing outcry” 16 August 2011

Hopefully, the idea to ban use of social media was dropped after a meeting with the industry. “Home Office meets social networks over blocking plans” 25 August 2011

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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