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Twitter Crime Reconstruction Helps Build Case Against Armed Robbers

Twitter Crime Reconstruction Helps Catch Armed Robbers

Surrey Police used Twitter to reconstruct a crime scene – and generated tips and evidence enough to help build a case against two violent robbers.

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UK Seeing Average Of 3 Social Media-Based Arrests Per Day

If you’ve ever had a fight on Twitter (which we recommend you never, ever do), you know how tempting it can be to throw your hands up from your keyboard and take things offline. Maybe not in a “let’s take this outside”-type way, but more of a “I’m telling!”-type way.

Police in the UK are dealing with a whole country full of social media tattletales, it seems, and have been making, on average, three arrests per day based on complaints about social media abuse.
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South Korean Man Thrown In Jail For Retweeting The North

Amnesty International is urging South Korea to release a man they have in custody. And his crime? Retweeting their Northern enemy.
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Twitter Death Threats Against President Being Investigated by Brazilian Authorities

Brazilian authorities are investigating death threats made via Twitter towards the newly inaugurated president this weekend. They are trying to uncover the origin of certain death threats in order to prosecute individuals for a variety of crimes. This is not the first time a death threat on Twitter has resulted in official and legal action.
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