Here’s an interesting news that someone had been impersonating the Austin Police on Twitter.
Although not much of a news to me, this could be pivotal for the police officers who must deal with bs on Twitter. Well, if they use Twitter that is.
I don’t think Twitter is that popular yet but this could be start of many, many impersonations on Twitter and they can’t stop ALL of them…
After complaints from the City of Austin and the Texas attorney general’s office, the social networking site Twitter has shut down a fake account that pretended to issue Austin Police Department bulletins with official-sounding messages that included “warming up my radar gun for SXSWi.”
The “AustinPD” page had about 450 followers. It was created in 2008 and used the official City of Austin seal. The page now states that the account “has been suspended due to strange activity.”
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