There has been a sharp jump in the number of crimes related to using Twitter and Facebook, according to new police data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Figures taken from 25 police forces in England and Wales showed reported crimes involving Twitter have risen from 677 in 2011 to 1,291 last year – a rise of 91%.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.