Law Enforcement Ask Public to Not Use Social Media During Emergencies

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‘Police in Washington State are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.

The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of law enforcement agencies. It aims to raise awareness about social media’s potential impact on law enforcement activity.

Some have called the effort a step that could lead to censorship; others dismissed it as silly.’

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