Friday, August 05, 2011

Che Fu cops blame

Yesterday, Che Fu was in South Auckland and "...tweeted he had been locked in the nearby Te Wananga O Aotearoa as a gunman was on the loose and someone had been shot. Police said the tweet caused "a frenzy of misinformation".

"The tweet spread like wildfire and Police were inundated with calls from concerned members of the public and media outlets, literally within minutes," a police spokesperson says.  Source: Tweets incite panic.

Che Fu was interviewed by TV3 last night, and apologised for send out the message. "One of the best known names in Kiwi music is a little red faced tonight after mistakingly thinking he'd stumbled into a fatal shooting and tweeting about it." Not quite the full story...

After the item screened, Che responded via Twitter "Rude TV3, you edited out the part where I said one of the Tutors had told us about the shooting. Rats."

The outcome for the Police: see "South Auckland police join Twitter after 'fiasco'"

@ManukauPolice are now on Twitter  -they're not following Che Fu - yet. They're not following anyone, actually.

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