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A selection of articles about the riots and the role of social medias.
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Yes, the rioters resent the police. But so do non-rioters

Yes, the rioters resent the police. But so do non-rioters | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Harriet Harman: My own research suggests that it wasn't simply hostility towards the police but also deprivation that fuelled recent riots...
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England riots: more than 1,560 suspects brought to court

England riots: more than 1,560 suspects brought to court | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Sentencing concerns raised again as justice ministry figures show two-thirds of defendants remanded in custody...
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UK riots: Met police pressure media to hand over videos and pictures

UK riots: Met police pressure media to hand over videos and pictures | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Scotland Yard wants to obtain footage filmed during the riots that 'could show crime in action'.
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Why CCTV has failed to deter criminals

Why CCTV has failed to deter criminals | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Cory Doctorow: As the recent UK riots showed, CCTV does nothing to prevent street crime...
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Facebook ban for teenager who encouraged rioters

Facebook ban for teenager who encouraged rioters | Riots in London | Scoop.it

Youth barred from social networking sites for 12 months after posting 'come on rioters' rallying call

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MI5 joins social messaging trawl for riot organisers

MI5 joins social messaging trawl for riot organisers | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Intelligence agency asked to crack encrypted messages – especially on BlackBerry Messenger – to help police...
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Magid: Blame the hooligans, not the technology they use - San Jose Mercury News

Magid: Blame the hooligans, not the technology they use - San Jose Mercury News | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Many people in the United States and Europe have praised the role that Twitter, Facebook and text messaging played in the uprisings in the Middle East, but last week we heard a very different message from some police and politicians in the United...
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Banning social media will only pour gas on the riot fires | CanadianBusiness.com

Banning social media will only pour gas on the riot fires | CanadianBusiness.com | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Taking aim at social media is a textbook case of trying to shoot the messenger.
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Minority Report – Predicting a riot is impossible on social media

Minority Report – Predicting a riot is impossible on social media | Riots in London | Scoop.it
In the wake of the UK-wide riots and the growing evidence that mobile applications like the BlackBerry Messaging system had helped rioters organise ...
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News Curation: curating the best and worst of the London riots

News Curation: curating the best and worst of the London riots | Riots in London | Scoop.it

Apart from the news reporting by professionals, there’s been an avalanche of citizen journalism – user generated content sourced from amateurs who have been recording what they see around them, in their workplaces and neighbourhoods, on their mobile phones and cameras. 

 

Amateurs are now working alongside the professionals and are often in places where the professionals can’t be. This is why media organisations increasingly need to keep a close eye on the social web to supplement and enhance their own reporting resources.

 

What this means is that journalists working in news rooms now have a new and evolving role. They need to be curators of the best content on the social web. The rise of news curation is one of the aspects of how the web is changing journalism, as explained in a recent book by Steven Rosenbaum called Curation Nation: How To Win In A World Where Consumers Are Creators.....

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FAIR Blog » Blog Archive » After London Police Killing, Media Focus on Problem of Police Restraint

FAIR Blog » Blog Archive » After London Police Killing, Media Focus on Problem of Police Restraint | Riots in London | Scoop.it

"Do you really think the rioting is the right way to go about getting what you want?" he said, "Yes, because if we weren’t rioting, you wouldn't be talking to us"

A Democracy Now interview with Richard Seymour on police brutality and the London riots

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The London Riots and How They Will be Used to the Elite's Advantage

The London Riots and How They Will be Used to the Elite's Advantage | Riots in London | Scoop.it

The London Riots and How They Will be Used to the Elite's Advantage - #Riots #UK #London #NWO...

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English rioters warn of more to come

English rioters warn of more to come | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Four out of five participants in summer unrest think there will be a repeat, with most believing poverty to be a factor...
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Riots cost taxpayer at least £133m, MPs told

Riots cost taxpayer at least £133m, MPs told | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Bill for policing and compensation for businesses hit by violence emerges as home affairs select committee investigates riots...
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Youngest London rioter – boy aged 11 – given youth rehabilitation order

Youngest London rioter – boy aged 11 – given youth rehabilitation order | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Romford boy looted bin from smashed Debenhams storefront days after being convicted of damaging bus...
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Analysis: UK social media controls point to wider "info war"

Analysis: UK social media controls point to wider "info war" | Riots in London | Scoop.it
British Prime Minister David Cameron's flirtation with the idea of social media censorship controls after recent riots might only be the beginning.
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Hacker uses Facebook to find looted laptop

Hacker uses Facebook to find looted laptop | Riots in London | Scoop.it
If you're going to riot and steal a MacBook Pro, perhaps it's best not to steal one from an IT security expert, a self-described hacker. Read this blog post by Chris Matyszczyk on Technically Incorrect.
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England riots: pair jailed for four years for using Facebook to incite disorder

England riots: pair jailed for four years for using Facebook to incite disorder | Riots in London | Scoop.it

Two men – whose posts did not result in riot-related event – sentenced at Chester crown court after arrests last week...

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Journalists Not Evidence Gatherers | London Photographers' Branch

Journalists Not Evidence Gatherers | London Photographers' Branch | Riots in London | Scoop.it
The disorder that swept England recently has calmed, leaving untold destruction, injury and a number of deaths in it’s wake.
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The London Riots and the Future of Social Media - Gill Corkindale - Harvard Business Review

The London Riots and the Future of Social Media - Gill Corkindale - Harvard Business Review | Riots in London | Scoop.it

Like many Londoners, I watched with disbelief as last week's riots spread like wildfire from inner city Tottenham to the leafy boroughs of Clapham and Ealing and beyond to Manchester and Birmingham.

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London riot social media blocks 'totalitarian'

London riot social media blocks 'totalitarian' | Riots in London | Scoop.it

Social media and legal experts have ridiculed a proposal by British Prime Minister David Cameron to restrict the use of services such as Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger to prevent riots.

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MediaShift . What the England Riots Tell Us About Social Media | PBS

MediaShift . What the England Riots Tell Us About Social Media | PBS | Riots in London | Scoop.it

When England instituted the Riot Act of 1714, it did so to prevent "tumults and riotous assemblies, and for the more speedy and effectual punishing the rioters." That statute came off the books in 1973, but now British Prime Minister David Cameron is targeting the "riotous assemblies" of the online and social media worlds in the wake of deadly and destructive waves of rioters and looters.

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Facebook, RIM To Meet With UK Government Over Proposed Social Media Ban

Facebook, RIM To Meet With UK Government Over Proposed Social Media Ban | Riots in London | Scoop.it
Facebook and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) are set to meet with Home Secretary Theresa May and other UK officials investigates what roles the platforms played in organizing recent riots in London.
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Social Media During The Riots - Right or Wrong?

During the riots there have been real time updates and clean ups organised on sites like Twitter and Facebook. The Prime Minister has also asked for a review...
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