An 18-year-old woman has been charged by police, accused of using the BlackBerry Messenger service to encourage others to participate in riots.
The unnamed teenager, from Clacton in Essex, is alleged to have used the group messaging service to encourage her friends to go rioting in the town, as violence spread across the UK this week.
She has now been formally charged, under the Serious Crime Act, of intentionally encouraging or assisting in the commission of an offence, and will appear in court on September 1st.
The police action comes following widespread condemnation of how social media and [...]
Facebook’s ‘rate the debate dial’ experiment drew just 2,000 people for the second leaders’ debate, although a poll as the television event closed got 20,000 votes from users of the social networking site.
Although the much-hyped dial only managed what would seem to be a minimal audience through the debate, it did throw up some interesting data.
Again it was Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg that came out on top, not only picking up 48 per cent of the final vote, but also picking up the most positive feedback through his opening statement.
Bu it was [...]
Nick Clegg, leader of the UK Liberal Democrats party, has pledged to repeal the odious Digital Economy Act, which was rushed through without substantial debate before Parliament adjourned for the election. Time to start asking the other party leaders and MPs if they’ll support the repeal of the DEAct and a revisiting of the issues from the bottom up:
Q: Will you reconsider the Digital Economy Bill considering the manner it was pushed through, without proper scrutiny, the lack of MPs in attendance at the Bill’s hearing and also taking into account that some ministers have demonstrated [...]