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NYPD Twitter campaign backfires big time

NYPD Twitter campaign backfires big time
Posted April 23rd, 2014 @ 10:51am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A New York City Police Department campaign to get Twitter users to share photos of themselves with officers got a massive response—but not the kind the department had in mind. Instead of citizens posing with friendly cops, the #MyNYPD tag became the top trending hashtag on Twitter with thousands of photos of police brutality, Occupy Wall Street arrests, and headlines about unarmed citizens being shot, reports the New York Daily News. (See plenty of examples at the Daily Dot.)

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