State Department Supports Internet Freedom for Indians But Not WikiLeaks

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 2:36 pm

The United States State Department has told India that it must respect Internet freedom, as the country threatens legal action against social media like Facebook, Google and Twitter that do not remove “inflammatory” content.” As a BBC report describes, recently there have been “clashes between indigenous tribals and Muslim settlers.” Northeastern migrants “fled other Indian cities [...]

London Riots: The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression

By: Wednesday August 10, 2011 3:52 pm

(photo: FOAMAR) (update below) Four nights of riots in the United Kingdom (the first three primarily in London) have given way to calls for the arrests of those who have used mobile technology or social networking to “incite violence.” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh said some messages on Twitter related to the riots have been [...]

London Riots: A Symptom of the ‘Burning’ & ‘Looting’ of UK Public Services

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 6:21 pm

Birmingham – Tuesday (photo: Beacon Radio) Riots have gripped London for the past four nights and, as communities attempt to clean up, there is increased tension and the possibility of more property damage. Last night, a Sony warehouse was destroyed in a blazing fire. BBC News broadcast images, which would elicit a visceral reaction from [...]

London’s Burning (VIDEO)

By: Monday August 8, 2011 11:19 pm

For three nights, there have been riots in London. The Guardian reports young looters are finding they have nothing to lose and little reason to obey the “social norms.” There is a consensus building up that the violence unfolding is a result of “social exclusion,” even systemic racism. Here’s a collection of some the video [...]

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