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David Cameron is considering a social media ban for suspected rioters, when what we need is wider participation

On Monday night, as London became a battleground, there was a subtle change in my street. The house opposite mine is occupied by a Caribbean family, with teenage and twenty-something children. On summer evenings they sit with friends on the steps and talk and play music, sometimes argue, sometimes just watch the world go by. Last Monday they were on their smart phones and the conversation that drifted across…

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