NYPD Officers Sent To Twitter School
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
All right, one thing I took from that conversation - technology, not always our friend, which brings us to our last word in Business today. Twitter school.
DON GONYEA, HOST:
The New York City Police Department is forcing some officers to enroll in Social Media 101 following several, let's just say social media snafus. Back in April, the force began a campaign asking people to share photos of themselves with members of the police force under the hash tag #myNYPD. Tweeters responded by posting photos of alleged police brutality.
GREENE: The new course is already underway. The New York Post reports that officers are being warned no to tweet off-the-cuff remarks and instead stick to sharing information about wanted persons, street closures and crimes stats. A memo handed out at the first training session reminded them to, quote, "use common sense," which is good advice always. That's the Business News on MORNING EDITION from NPR News.
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