SOCIAL networks will be confined to discussions about decency, values and the glowing satisfaction of a hard day’s work.
Pledging a crackdown, prime minister David Cameron said Twitter, Facebook and Blackberry Messenger were ‘not just broken, but sick’.
He told the House of Commons: “Even today, as London sweeps up its tragic windows, these morally bankrupt networks are filled with crime-worship, verbal defecation and the wanton promotion of non-English sex.
“Just before I came to the House I was shown a message, sent by a feral 36 year-old PR executive, in which he advises his ‘followers’ to try something called a ‘reverse Dutch steamboat’.
“I have not the faintest idea what a reverse Dutch steamboat could possibly entail and neither does my wife. And she has a tattoo.
“Wander, decently, into any of these electric hellholes and one is immediately confronted with words like ‘pizzle’, ‘thongs’ and ‘cockjuice’. Let me be clear – if you say ‘cockjuice’ on Twitter we will hunt you down.”
The prime minister said social networks could be a force for good as long as people focused on positive messages about how much they enjoyed paying VAT and how rewarding it would be to train as a scout master.
Meanwhile, due to its greasy drug connotations, the term ‘hashtag’ will be replaced by ‘decencytag’.
The Home Office said that acceptable decencytags will include #thelakedistrict, #toadinthehole and #ilovemytraditionalfamily.