Japanese Official Drinks Water From Nuclear Plant and Occupy Portland Arrests Posted To Facebook
A video of a man nervously drinking a glass of water on live TV is flooding social media. After the government said water from the flooded basement of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant had been decontaminated, a journalist dared Japanese politician Yasuhiro Yasuhiro Sonoda
Social media has been key in getting the word out about the Occupy Wall Street movement around the nation. But in Portland, Oregon, the police have turned the tables. They're using Facebook to post mug shots of arrested protesters, and now the police are coming under fire. The comments on the mug shots have been mostly negative, calling the photos "disgusting" and "an incredible violation of privacy," especially because the protests have been mostly peaceful. Others protest supporters have thanked the Portland Police Department on Facebook because, they say, the photos give the movement more publicity. In a Facebook post, the Portland Police Bureau defended its actions saying, "This is not a new procedure. The Police Bureau receives daily requests for arrest information from the public as well as the media. Many of these cases are of high public interest and, as such, information is distributed widely through news releases, the Portland Police Bureau webpage, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook." The Police Bureau also said it's proud of its lack of violence toward protesters, comparing itself to Oakland, California, police using rubber bullets on demonstrators.