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

It hasn’t been a great few weeks for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. But in spite of all the undeniable problems associated with fake news, it’s 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 to Hurricane Harvey. According to Art Acevedo, Houston’s Chief of Police, social ... Read More »

Social media helps save lives during Harvey

Thousands of lives were saved this week in Southeast Texas. Some of those are thanks to social media. People used the internet to broadcast their need for help. A picture of senior citizens in waist deep water at a nursing home is just one case where the horrors of Harvey were shared with the world via social media. Former FEMA ... Read More »