Government Officially Blames Facebook for Lee Rigby Murder

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The government have finally responded to the Intelligence and Security Committee report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Lee Rigby published in November. In a classic bit of spin, they have blamed their failings on everyone else. Despite the fact that only 7 of the 59 recommendations and conclusions in the ISC report related to internet companies, response leads with a condemnation of Facebook for failing to flag up one of the killers online messages, demanding the US based company submits itself to UK law.

Buried further down the response are a few mea culpas including the acknowledgement that MI5’s delay in bugging Michael Adebolajo was “not acceptable”. If MI5 had done their job, Adebolajo would have been under surveillance in the days leading up to the attack…




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