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Ban the police from making statements using social media

Submitted on Saturday 20th August 2011

Published on Monday 22nd August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Signatures: 15

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Media ~ Money ~ Police

Petition Action

Ban the police from making statements using social media

Additional Information

We ask that the police be banned from using social media to make statements to the public.

The police have a position of authority which makes their sometimes irresponsible use of social media dangerous and likely to prejudice justice.

Unsubstantiated accusations of criminality or tweets about justice being served are undignified and inflammatory and should have no place in official statements by the police force.

There is no justification for the time and money spent paying staff to update twitter. Given the harm it causes, we ask that the police be banned from using social media for public relations so that their resources can be put to better use.


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