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London Police Urging 'Common Sense' on Social Media on Attacks

By    |   Saturday, 03 June 2017 09:06 PM EDT

London police Saturday urged "common sense and restraint" in circulating video and photographs of the London Bridge attacks that Prime Minister Theresa May said were being investigated as "a potential act of terrorism."

Authorities took to Twitter:

Metropolitan Police said that they were responding to reports of a van hitting as many as 20 pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbings at nearby Borough Market around 10:30 p.m. local time.

Police said "shots have been fired" in the Borough Market incident.

After last month's suicide bombing in Manchester – killing 23 people and injuring 116 others – British officials slammed social media sites after Islamic State supporters posted on the attack following an Ariana Grande concert.

May's government also took a hard line against Facebook and other social sites after reports that attacker Khalid Masood had used the WhatsApp instant messaging platform on his cellphone shortly before starting his rampage.

Here are some Twitter posts on Saturday's attack:

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London police Saturday urged "common sense and restraint" in circulating video and photographs of the London Bridge attacks that Prime Minister Theresa May said were being investigated as "a potential act of terrorism."Authorities took to Twitter:Please use common sense and...
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