Perpetuating False Crimes with Social Media


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English: YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 24, 2009) Chief...
What if a ‘false crime’ personally scandalize you?
‘A hodgepodge of content from friends and brands alike, on social media it’s easy to confuse trustworthy information with gossip. As users turn more to their Facebook or Twitter feeds for news and information, especially in times of crisis, conflicting stories create concerning safety issues, whether it’s interfering with police investigations or spreading false information.

‘Just like you did in college (we hope), check your sources before you retweet that warning about axe murders lurking in parking garages.

‘Look at the ways social media has negatively affected criminal investigations in the recent past…’

Incredible 2013 Social Media Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]
‘…Remarkably, it’s Pinterest—not Facebook—that owned the greatest share of total traffic referred to e-commerce sites in 2013. Also, the average Pinterest shopper spends $140-$180, while the average Facebook shopper spends $60-$80. It’s hard to believe then that only 10 percent of brands…

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