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UK MPs Spend 1,000 Hours A Year On Twitter

They may sit on different sides of the aisle, but UK Members of Parliament share at least one thing in common: they love Twitter.

According to new research, MPs are spending about 1,000 hours a year on Twitter. And to put that into perspective, the House of Commons sat for 540 hours and 13 minutes in the 2009-2010 session.
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Scottish Bill Would See Jail Time For Sending Threats Via Twitter

It all started with football (or soccer, for us North Americans), as so much in the UK does. A Scottish bill that is currently going through parliament would see to it that people posting threatening or offensive messages on Twitter would see a maximum jail time of up to 5 years.
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Twitter Invited To Give Evidence To UK Privacy Committee

In response to growing concerns that laws haven’t caught up to technology, UK members of parliament will be meeting to discuss injunctions and privacy issues this fall. And they’re hoping Twitter will join them.

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