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From Friday to Saturday morning, police forces from around the world joined together on social networking site Twitter for a 24 hour tweet-a-thon.

The hashtag #poltwt showed tweets about police work, policing issues and perps gone awry from every corner of the globe. Anyone could join the virtual ride-along to see what a typical day for a police officer entails. See the map of who participated here.

Here are some of the finest tweets from our law-enforcing men and women:

SWEDEN: Where the detainees are impressed

-"Sir, you are the first person arrested to go in our new police car." .. -"That's not bad, how nice of you." #poltwt

— YB Södermalm (@YB_Sodermalm) March 22, 2013

ALABAMA, U.S.: Just business, as usual

Officer conducted traffic stop and issued warning for speeding. #poltwt

— Piedmont Police Dept (@piedmontpolice) March 22, 2013

U.S. Customs: Need a better hiding spot

Hide and seek! CBP found 150 lbs. of #drugs in this truck bed. #poltwt#photoofthedaytwitter.com/CustomsBorder/…

— CBP (@CustomsBorder) March 22, 2013

Manchester, UK: Newest addition

Meet Mo - our newest police dog. For more photos of GMP's dogs view flickr.com/photos/gmpolic…#poltwttwitter.com/gmpolice/statu…

— G M Police (@gmpolice) March 22, 2013


Sweden: Cakes, not donuts

•We just pass the limit for 2000 followers. The promised cake have now arrived. Thanks! #poltwt Ping @sdangardttwitter.com/OPFalunBorlang…

— OP Falun/Borlänge (@OPFalunBorlange) March 22, 2013


UK: Take care out there!

Snowing now at FHQ this morning#poltwtTake great care driving. twitter.com/ChInsDonnaAlle…

— Donna Allen (@ChInsDonnaAllen) March 22, 2013


NEW ZEALAND: Attention, Ladies

#poltwt. Don't lippy and drive. Report of a car swerving over the road while driver applies make up

— Manukau Police (@ManukauPolice) March 22, 2013

NEW ZEALAND: Don't cycle and drink, either

We picked up cyclist off road who was still smiling. They admitted it was first time trying alcohol. Grand age of 60. #poltwt

— NZ Police (@BetterWorkStory) March 22, 2013


UK: Catching perps, red handed

"ladies, i believe i could have someone red handed for this job" #poltwt#redpawedtwitter.com/GMPNewtonHeath…

— GMP - Newton Heath (@GMPNewtonHeath) March 22, 2013


THE NETHERLANDS: It's important to be cautious and thorough

@jjdemul Doortastendheid is belangrijk, zorgvuldigheid is ons inziens nog belangrijker. Blijf ons volgen. #poltwt

— COR Politie (@corpolitie) March 22, 2013


USA: Sports car speeding

With the help of @nyorksrpg we have got the Ferrari stopped. Stern words of advice given #TeamNYP#poltwttwitter.com/snayorkwest/st…

— NYP York West (@snayorkwest) March 22, 2013

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Ahead of Brazil's national elections Sunday, the most interacted-with posts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Telegram and WhatsApp contradict trustworthy information about the public’s voting intentions.

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SÂO PAULO — If you only got your news from social media, you might be mistaken for thinking that Jair Bolsonaro is leading the polls for Brazil’s upcoming presidential elections, which will take place this Sunday. Such a view flies in the face of what most of the polling institutes registered with the Superior Electoral Court indicate.

An exclusive investigation by the Brazilian investigative journalism agency Agência Pública has revealed how the most interacted-with and shared posts in Brazil on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and WhatsApp share data and polls that suggest victory is certain for the incumbent Bolsonaro, as well as propagating conspiracy theories based on false allegations that research institutes carrying out polling have been bribed by Bolsonaro’s main rival, former president Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, or by his party, the Workers’ Party.

Agência Pública’s reporters analyzed the most-shared posts containing the phrase “pesquisa eleitoral” [electoral polls] in the period between the official start of the campaigning period, on August 16, to September 6. The analysis revealed that the most interacted-with and shared posts on social media spread false information or predicted victory for Jair Bolsonaro.

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