French Police Fear That Blogs Have Helped Incite Rioting: Interesting.
Police officials say that youths have coordinated local arson attacks using cellphone messages. Two young people are under investigation for comments on the online diaries known as blogs on Skyblog, the officials said.
A 14-year-old in the southern city of Aix-en-Provence, arrested after posting an item urging rioters to attack police stations, was later released for procedural reasons, Agence France-Presse reported.
In the blog entries, one of the youths called on other young people in the Paris region to rise up at once in a coordinated attack. “Unite, Ile-de-France, and burn the cops,” one of the postings said, according to Agence France-Presse. “Go to the nearest police station and burn it.”
In the end, any communication medium can be abused.