QOTD: A crackdown on social media is the wrong response

Jeff Jarvis responds to UK prime minister David Cameron, who has said authorities will look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via social media sites “when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality”:

Beware, sir. If you take these steps, what separates you from the Saudi government demanding the ability to listen to and restrict its BBM networks? What separates you from Arab tyrannies cutting off social communication via Twitter or from China banning it?

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