Belgians' amusing way of thwarting terrorist monitoring cops activities

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Belgians' amusing way of thwarting terrorist monitoring cops activities

Post by eslapion » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:58 pm

Belgians tweet cat pics in following orders not to reveal police action

Belgians have come up with the most amusing method to saturate the net to thwart terrorist's efforts to gather information about police activities.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/belgian ... -1.3330918

This is truly humoristic but at the same time, the consequences are really serious and down to earth.

My favorite:
http://twitter.com/daneallaguno/status/ ... wsrc%5Etfw


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Re: Belgians' amusing way of thwarting terrorist monitoring cops activities

Post by merman » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:55 pm

See, I can see both sides of this.
Yes it was funny people posted cat pictures.

But... The #lockdown hashtag started because people were concerned what the police were doing. Social media can be helpful but at the same time can hinder an operation. I'm sure many people outside the US would not have been aware of Ferguson without it.

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Re: Belgians' amusing way of thwarting terrorist monitoring cops activities

Post by eslapion » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:33 pm

merman wrote:Social media can be helpful but at the same time can hinder an operation.
It was my understanding that by saturating social medias with cat pics, the belgians were actually helping authorities by hindering the efforts of terrorists in keeping track of police activity.

At least, that's what I understood of the article.
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