UK creates “Thought police”

Via Daily Mail:

“Britain’s biggest police force has set up a controversial unit – dubbed as ‘thought police’ by critics last night – to investigate offensive comments from the internet.

It will be supported by an army of volunteers trained to seek out anything they deem inappropriate on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

They will then report it to officers who will attempt to track down the culprits and possibly prosecute them, according to a report seen by The Mail on Sunday.

Scotland Yard is spending £1.7 million to set up its Twitter squad, which will have five detectives running it.”

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