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Police forces warned to treat their tweeters with care

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/02/2012

Sandra Laville

Police forces risk looking "out of touch and heavy-handed" if they overreact to mistakes made by officers using social media, a senior officer has warned.
Gordon Scobbie, who speaks for the police on social media, spoke out after two officers were disciplined for "misuse" of Twitter in the past fortnight.
In Devon and Cornwall, a police community support officer who had built a following in the area has been told not to use Twitter again following a complaint from Exeter University over a series of tweets about the policing of students during freshers' week.
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"Police forces warned to treat their tweeters with care", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/police-forces-warned-to-treat-their-tweeters-with-care