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How has technology affected the riots in England?


Following the riots in England, text messaging and social networks such as Twitter could be turned off during disturbances - under plans being considered by the government.

Spencer Kelly examines whether BlackBerry Messenger, Twitter and Facebook can be blamed for the trouble and if it would be possible to silence them.

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