This may not strictly be an art issue but you can imagine our horror to read that the official Chinese Xinhua news agency is rightfully pointing out the hypocrisy of the British government for lecturing the world about web freedom on February 22, when speaking in Kuwait the British Prime Minister said that web freedoms should be respected “in Tahrir Square as much as Trafalgar Square,” and now we hear him talking about curbing web freedoms in his own country.

Here’s the zinger:

We may wonder why western leaders, on the one hand, tend to indiscriminately accuse other nations of monitoring, but on the other take for granted their steps to monitor and control the Internet.

Dear, British Prime Minister David Cameron, you’re an embarrassment and a hypocrite. Please stop.

Yesterday, we published a post about the images of the riots and looting circulating on social media and what they do and don’t tell us.

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.