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Social networks: We are not going to cut people off, says Clegg

Nick Clegg has said that the government is not going to start "cutting people off" from social media sites in the wake of the riots earlier this month.

The government had expressed concern about the way messaging was used to incite trouble during the disturbances.

But the deputy prime minister said the government would "proceed with a great deal of care" before doing anything to restrict social media sites.

  • 25 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK