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Retweet to Rebuild: Social Media Helps Clean Up London Post-Riots

Don't blame social media for the London riots. Facebook and Twitter helped rioters organize, but they're helping support the cleanup effort as well.


"Everyone watching these horrific actions will be struck by how they were organized via social media," said British Prime Minister David Cameron, referring to the riots in London that caused more than 200 million pounds in damages. Cameron said he's considering a selective ban on "using social media for violence," a suggestion some have called censorship, akin to cracking down on the telephone when people use it to discuss violent crimes.

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