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Thought crimes on Facebook

Issue No. 2265

Dozens of young people have been charged with incitement to riot—for sending out Facebook or Blackberry messages.

Jordan McGinley, 18, and two 16-year olds were remanded in custody for attempting to incite riots via Facebook.

Jamie Counsell, 24, made the Facebook group “Take the riots to Swansea”. He told the court he had been “just joking”. He was denied bail.

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