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Sydney Hostage-taker Failed to Manipulate Social Media

One hostage the Sydney siege gunman failed to take this week was social media. After traditional media refused to air or print details of phone calls his hostages made, Man Haron Monis turned to Facebook and YouTube, forcing his captives to use their personal accounts to issue his demands to speak to the prime minister and spread claims that he'd planted bombs around the city. Those messages never went viral. Not only were social media companies working with Australian police to...

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