New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly
Published on Apr 23, 2014 7:48 AM
NEW YORK - The New York Police Department (NYPD) is eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter - only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.
"Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook," Agence France Presse (AFP) quoted the department as saying on its NYPD News Twitter feed, hoping to fuel a feel-good, low-cost public relations campaign.
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