Twitter Policy Impacts Missouri Amber Alerts

Public safety officials often rely on social media outlets to share information. 

As the digital landscape changes . . . That strategy might not always be reliable . . . Check-it . . .

“People used to be able to go directly to Twitter to get the enhanced information for an Amber Alert,” said Capt. John Hotz, the patrol’s communications director. “They’re no longer allowed to do that without logging in. So, if they didn’t have an account, they weren’t actually able to access the additional information that we had on the mobile alerts Twitter page.”

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