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UK Police Chiefs Seek Help In Patrolling Social Networks

Police chiefs are calling on users of online social networking sites to be the "eyes and ears" of officers to help combat the menace of 'trolls' who bully or abuse via the web. Police forces across the UK are investing more funds into making sure they are plugged into sites like Twitter and Facebook but their nature means they are having to rely on users to self-regulate or to alert the authorities to criminal behaviour. The lead for the Association of Chief Police Officers on e-crime prevention, Chief Constable Stuart Hyde, said the police did not have the resources to pro-actively target offenders.

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