George Galloway calls for UK Twitter ban

Greg Lockley
George Galloway calls for UK Twitter ban

MP George Galloway has filed an early day motion that calls for a ban on Twitter within the UK until the site opts to cooperate with local authorities.

Filing the motion named "Twitter and the detection of crime", the MP believes the social-networking site should defer to UK authorities or be sanctioned by the Government – those sanctions involving a ban on the service.

"Twitter is now a very widely used mode of social networking; is a US-based enterprise whose primary motivation is to maximise its profits; Twitter is now used for a variety of criminal activities including sending malicious communications," reads the filing.

"Twitter refuses to cooperate with the UK authorities in general and the police in particular in trying to detect the source of criminal communications 'unless it is a matter of life and death'."

As a result, the Bradford West MP has called for a ban on Twitter until the service opts to work closely with UK police.

Sister site PCR has the full story.

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