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Police worried about the force's reputation are scouring Facebook and Twitter for criticism and rumours, ahead of the imminent Climate Camp protest. The force has hired 6 Consulting*, a firm of "social media monitoring and engagement specialists" for a one-month pilot to monitor the web for relevant chatter. It follows a series …

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"Answer the social phone!"

Invoice for one new keyboard making it's way to 6 Consulting.

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Errrrrr....

"A spokesman said that the deal was not part of any investigative or intelligence-gathering programme. "We are increasingly looking to the internet to get our message out," he said."

You appear to have forgotten that you work for us. We're not interested in your message.

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OK...

"We are increasingly looking to the internet to get our message out," he said.

I heard, "We are increasingly wasting your money on PR and the Innn tttteerrrrrr neeeeeeettt? rather than good policing, stopping crime, catching and punishing officers who abuse their power, and protecting and serving the public".

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It's in...

nah, that'd be telling!!

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Black Helicopters

Example tweet

'Shot someone today, who might be innocent. Any tips for coverups?'

AC for obvious reasons!

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@ Nigel Wright

IOW: STFU.

What was the tag line I saw at Fark.com today? That London coppers solve 1 crime for every 1000 cctv's installed.

Let's all think of the day, perhaps decades ahead, when there will be satirical comedies about life in the corporatized police state. Remember, this too will pass, though the harm BigLabour™ has done to Britain socially, economically, morally, politically, and militarily will never be completely healed.

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"Sof Odd!"

This, while the Climate Camp very politely tells them to Sof Odd: http://bit.ly/metresp02 (youtube)

I for one, don't quite welcome our new twittering copper overlords.

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WTF?

Social phone...

Is that like the Banana Phone...?

(Sorry for the ear-worm!)

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Whisky Tango Foxtrot, Over ?

So, the Met have employed a bunch of consultants to... errr... sit on their arses and surf the web to see if anyone's upset with the fuzz ?

What's the betting that their report is expensive, inconclusive (sorry, says "further investigation required") but very pretty ?

I can just imagine what they're going to make of THIS comment...

Consultant #1: Hey look, someone's upset with us !

Consultant #2: Okay, let's a form...

Consultants #1 and 2: ... A FOCUS GROUP !!!

Consultant #3: Ker-CHING !!!

Consultant #4: I'll drink to that ! HIC !

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