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Should Twitter Troll Face Jail Time For Tweeting Lies During An Emergency?

Hurricane Sandy’s effects are still being felt along the East Coast of the United States, with many people turning to Twitter for updates during the storm’s peak.

And despite the many good Samaritans who provided support, updates and help in 140-characters, the top Twitter news story to come out of the storm this week is probably the Twitter troll who misled thousands with his deceptive tweets.
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Would You Place A 911 Call On Twitter?

The Japanese government is considering taking steps to make Twitter and other social networks an official emergency call system.
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Celebs Join “Smoke Alarm” Twitter Plan To Alert Users To The World’s Problems

Celebrities are Twitter superstars. Eight of the top ten most-followed users are celebs, accounting for tens of millions of followers.

And these famous faces are banding together to help solve some of the world’s problems, using their 140-character influence.
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How Is Twitter Being Used During Disasters? [STUDY]

Twitter is a real-time social network, so it is a naturally good fit as an emergency communication tool. But just how are we actually using it to share information in times of trouble?

A study from North Carolina State University explores how people used Twitter during the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan, finding that Twitter doesn’t really change what we communicate but it certainly increases the speed at which we do it.
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Twitter Used As Impromptu Emergency Broadcast System During Ohio School Shooting

Students and parents at an Ohio school are reeling after a tragic and senseless school shooting on Monday. And while the horrifying events were unfolding inside the school, students took to Twitter to express their disbelief, their fears, and to ask for prayers.
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Should Police Tweet Emergency Calls?

Police in the Surrey, UK region are considering using Twitter to report emergency calls that come into the station as part of their Twitter Week. Is this a smart move to get citizens more involved with their local police station, or divulging too much information?
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