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London 2012 Olympics volunteers won't be tweeting freely

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The BBC has details on the social media restrictions in place on people volunteering to help with the London Olympic Games. Volunteers will not be allowed to post pictures of backstage areas, or give out any information related to VIPs' locations.

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Volunteers at this year's Summer Olympic Games in London are going to be subject to some pretty stringent restrictions on their use of social media, reports the BBC. London 2012 "Games Makers" won't be allowed to reveal their location, post backstage photos or give any information about the whereabouts of VIPs. They are also restricted from speaking to the press without permission, or engaging in "detailed discussion" about the Games online. UK sports stars are used to such restrictions during major events — the England soccer team was banned from Twitter during the 2010 World Cup, for example — but this is the first time we've heard of such clampdowns extending to people off the field.