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Thursday, March 14, 2013

UK Cop Shuts Down Social Media Accounts, Citing Official Pressure

A British policeman who, as "Inspector Gadget," has routinely blogged and tweeted his personal opinions concerning official actions has shut down his social media accounts. Others who do the same say they are considering following his lead after their superiors continue to ratchet up pressure on them to stop criticizing government positions and policy. Many of the bloggers, who comment anonymously, note that they are under pressure to reveal their identities. More here from the Guardian.

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