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Facebook, RIM confirm UK govt. meeting over riots; Twitter invite pending

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The three major social networks used during the London and wider England riots earlier this month — Facebook, Twitter and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Messenger service — have been called to the UK Home Office to discuss its roles in the riots.

Facebook has confirmed its attendance, reports the BBC, to the meeting on 25th August at the Home Office in London.

A Research in Motion spokesperson told ZDNet that it will also be attending the meeting on Thursday. The BlackBerry maker said it “welcomes the opportunity for consultation together with other companies in the technology and telecommunications industry”.

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