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Social media and the Vancouver riots

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Vancouver police arrested almost 100 people after a riot broke out Wednesday, and are looking to lock up more, with the help of YouTube.
The website of the Vancouver Police Department prominently features a special “Hockey Riot 2011″ section where visitors can watch and read a statement by Chief Constable Jim Chu.Constable Chu has promised to “bring all our resources to bear,” committing “the full weight of the Criminal Justice System [sic] in swiftly apprehending those responsible.”
The riot has already disappeared from the headlines. The mayhem may linger longer in the memory of Vancouverites, and in the popular history of the sport of hockey. But the aftermath and response may be a landmark in a new paradigm of privacy, a change we may not fully realize has already occurred.

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