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Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

Can Twitter Curb Abuse or Is It Just Too Easy to Be a Troll?

By Josh Wolford May 15, 2015

Though many social networks, forums, and websites struggle with how to deal with abuse and harassment, Twitter is usually the first one mentioned when the issue is discussed. Twitter is more public than, let’s say, Facebook (where you choose your …

Snoop Dogg Pic Lands Texas Trooper in Hot Water Snoop Dogg Pic Lands Texas Trooper in Hot Water

It doesn’t matter who you are – if you see Snoop, you’re going to want to get a picture with Snoop. But beware: if you work for the Texas Department of Public Safety, it could get you in a little …

Cop Filmed Abusing Uber Driver Loses Badge and Gun Cop Filmed Abusing Uber Driver Loses Badge and Gun

An NYPD detective has been temporarily stripped of his badge and gun after a video of him berating an Uber driver went viral. According to the NY Post, detective Patrick Cherry is currently on desk duty while he awaits a …

Uber Driver Accused of Rape, Kidnapping in Philadelphia Uber Driver Accused of Rape, Kidnapping in Philadelphia

In my god what the hell are people doing news, another Uber driver has been accused of rape and kidnapping, and was apparently not suspended until at least 40 days after the alleged incident occurred – a disturbing wrinkle in …

Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier Twitter Makes Reporting Threats to Police a Little Easier

It’s not a giant new feature or anything, but Twitter has taken yet another in a long line of recent steps to deal with abuse and harassment on the site. Starting now, if you report a threatening tweet, Twitter will …

Cops to Guy on Facebook: Turn Yourself in Please. Guy: Ok

More and more police departments are taking to social media these days, asking the community to help them locate wanted persons. You’d be shocked at how many of these wanted persons find it appropriate to comment on police department posts. …

The Cops Have Your Lost Cocaine, Please Facebook Message Them to Get It Back

If you happened to drop your bag of cocaine inside the Super Dollar on West Virginia Avenue in Crewe, Virginia on Tuesday, then you’re in luck! The cops have it. Just shoot them a message on Facebook and the whole …

Cops Are Flooding Waze with Fake Info in the Hopes of Rendering It Useless Cops Are Flooding Waze with Fake Info in the Hopes of Rendering It Useless

Some police are taking on a this pisses me off, so I’m going to try to destroy it strategy when it comes to crowdsourcing traffic app Waze. According to a report from Autoblog, who cites reporting from a local NBC …

Mom Turns in Son After Spotting Him on Police Facebook Page

This is going to be an awkward Thanksgiving. Police in Casselberry, Florida, like many police departments around the country, have taken to Facebook and Twitter over the past few years to get help in solving crimes, locating fugitives, and getting …

Police Admit the Waze Hate Is Kinda Sorta About Speeding Tickets Police Admit the Waze Hate Is Kinda Sorta About Speeding Tickets

Law enforcement organizations like the National Sheriffs’ Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the LAPD have spent the last week expressing concerns over Waze, a Google-owned app that allows people to crowdsource traffic data. The app just so happens …

Man Turns Himself in After Facebook Promise to Police

In Canadian news, a Canadian man has gone full Canada and turned himself in to police after assuring them he would on Facebook. CTV News says that Rodney Constantine was wanted on four warrants, including failing to appear in court …

Police Think Google’s Waze App Could Get Them Killed Police Think Google’s Waze App Could Get Them Killed

Crowdsourced traffic app Waze lets users input a lot of information about the roads they travel – accidents, construction zones, icy roads, etc. It also lets users tell each other about that cop posted up at the upcoming intersection. And …

Emoji-Laden Facebook Threat Against Police Lands Teen in Jail

Don’t threaten the police. Don’t threaten the police on Facebook. Don’t use a bunch of gun emojis when threatening the police on Facebook, which you’re not supposed to be doing anyway. In fact, at this point, I’d advise against Facebook …

Boston Cop Reportedly Assaults Uber Driver

Something something man bites dog? An Uber driver is claiming that he was the victim of a beating – at the hands of a Boston police officer. The driver says that he was dropping of 40-year-old Michael Doherty, a 16-year …

Man Arrested For Giving Cop A Wet Willy

Are you familiar with a “wet Willy”? It’s a “prank” usually done by grade school kids where one sucks on the end of their finger and sticks it into another person’s ear. Oh the hilarity involved with someone feeling disgusted …

Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart …

Christy Mack New Info: The Cops Were Next Door While She Was Beaten?

Some new information has emerged in the timeline of Christy Mack’s beating and escape. According to a couple of Christy Mack’s neighbors, police hung up on them when they tried to call about her beating. But further details in the …