Sunday, January 31, 2010

They Should Call This "Antisocial Networking"

Would you be this man's Friend?

Personally, I would not. He's Colin Gunn, a British career criminal who is doing a 35-year sentence for conspiracy to murder, and he has 565 friends on a Facebook account which the authorities in his maximum security prison kindly allowed him to maintain.

The UK Justice Secretary's office says inmates are prohibited from having social network accounts, but it turns out that Gunn wasn't the only felon using Facebook. Critics suggest that prison authorities may have bent the rules because they feared being accused of infringing, even ever so slightly, on Mr. Gunn's human rights.

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