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(NYPD) Twitter Push Backfires In Hilariously Sad Way 4/24/14

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    Published on Apr 23, 2014

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    "A push for some social media love by the New York Police Department bac

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    Published on Apr 23, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    "A push for some social media love by the New York Police Department backfired badly, with Twitter users taking advantage of the invitation to mock the NYPD and other departments nationwide.



    The department on Tuesday asked folks to post photos of themselves with its officers, using the hashtag #myNYPD.

    The response was swift and overwhelmingly negative as tweeters hijacked the hashtag to post photos they said showed police brutality or misconduct.



    "Free Massages from the #NYPD.

    What does YOUR Police Department offer?" tweeted @OccupyWallStNYC, which posted an image of officers holding a man, seemingly screaming, with his arms behind his back, on top of a car."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.



    *Read more here from Dana Ford / CNN:

    www.cnn.com/2014/04/22/tech/nypd-twitter-fail/



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