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How one of America's most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey

How one of America's most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey
From TechCrunch - November 12, 2017

It hasnt been agreat few weeks for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter.

But in spite of all the undeniable problems associated with fake news, its worth reminding ourselves of the equally undeniable civic value of social media.

Take, for example, the role of social media in the response in Houston toHurricane Harvey. According toArt Acevedo, HoustonsChief of Police, social media tools like Twitter, Nextdoor, Periscope and Facebook became a de facto 9111 system during the crisisplaying a huge role in his departments response to Harvey and certainly saving lives during the late August deluge.

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