British PM Wants To Ban Social Media - Page 2
There are obviously other modes of communication available to those who want to perpetrate violence.
What’s to stop them from doing it via text messaging, phone, or e-mail? Will all the various modes of communication be silenced because of a suspicion or a belief?
Not everyone is going to use social media for these purposes. During disasters such as these, phone lines are often busy or down because of the amount of traffic or because they have been disabled by rioters. At times like these, social networking gives families an additional method of communication to ensure that their friends and families are still living and breathing when they cannot be reached by other means.
Unfortunately, we are treading upon the fine line of stripping everyone of their rights under the freedom of speech. Just as easily as social networking can be blocked, Facebook and Twitter can be made to monitor the communications of its users. It’s another violation of the rights of the people; however, it’s better than just taking it away all together.
It’s time to fear what we are quickly becoming as a world, it’s ugly out there. At a time when we should be pulling together, unfortunately we are coming apart.