Monday, 4 April 2016

Tweeters be warned

"Police Scotland has been mocked on Twitter over its attempts to warn social media users about the importance of `safe internet use`."

"A tweet sent by the force's Greater Glasgow division on Friday warned: `Think before you post or you may receive a visit from us this weekend`."

"It also urged social media users to consider whether a post was "true, hurtful, illegal, necessary or kind" before they sent it...."


"In a blog post on the Spectator website, the magazine's Scotland editor Alex Massie, asked: `Whatever next? The monitoring of conversations in public houses? Why not? Twitter and Facebook, after all, are merely digital, virtual, gathering places.` "

"And he said the police tweet raised important questions about the value placed on freedom of speech in Britain. "

"But some Twitter users were supportive of the police, and said the force was only warning about `illegal` activity online."

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