Met chief says social media is to blame for soaring knife crime

Cressida Dick.

I mention the following on the day when Jess Phillips said pro-Jeremy Corbyn Facebook pages should be shut down because they promote anti-Semitism.

It will be interesting to see her evidence. The pro-Corbyn groups I visit (some of which have been mentioned on TV news reports) are heavily moderated so I harbour doubts as to whether she actually has any.

It is easy to whip up hatred against a scapegoat – especially if people are willing to be whipped.

So let’s all keep a little scepticism about us, and remember to demand the facts before being asked to make a judgement. That, after all, is how justice works.

Britain’s most senior police officer has blamed social media for the soaring rate of knife crime in the UK, particularly among children.

After 13 Londoners were killed in two weeks this month, Met police commissioner Cresside Dick said websites and mobile phone applications such as YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram were partially to blame for the bloodshed.

Speaking to the Times, Dick said trivial disputes could escalate into violence “within minutes” when rivals set out to goad each other on the internet.

Source: Met chief says social media is behind soaring rate of knife crime | UK news | The Guardian

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1 thought on “Met chief says social media is to blame for soaring knife crime

  1. Roland Laycock

    Cop out from a Tory Top Cop Cresside Dick, as society crumbles it will get worse she only as to read a good history book, but they know the MSM as lost the trust of people with its right-wing propaganda, people are starting to talk and putting the puzzle together and coming up with the right answers and that’s not on.

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