Say what you like about Galloway – if you are happy to risk doing so – but where he leads in thinking, others are likely to follow in only slightly watered-down ways.
TWITTER AND THE DETECTION OF CRIME
Date tabled: 14.03.2013
Primary sponsor: Galloway, George
That this House notes that Twitter is now a very widely used mode of social networking; further notes that Twitter is a US-based enterprise whose primary motivation is to maximise its profits; further notes that Twitter is now used for a variety of criminal activities including sending malicious communications; further notes that Twitter refuses to co-operate 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’, to be determined by Twitter; believes that this failure to co-operate with the detection of the sources of criminal behaviour is reprehensible; and calls on the Government to impose sanctions on Twitter until it agrees to fully co-operate with the UK authorities and police in the detection of crime.