Today the NYPD asked Twitter users to post cute personal photos with NYPD officers.
And for a while it worked pretty well.
People were sharing nice pictures of NYPD officers just hanging out.
And that was nice... for about an hour...
Until people started filling the #MyNYPD hashtag with photos of alleged police brutality.
And it doesn't appear to be slowing down.
A lot of Twitter users started finding photos of police officers from any city and tagging them with #myNYPD.
It turns out Twitter users had more than a few photos of NYPD officers looking less than friendly.
And then things got even worse when Occupy Wall Street's Twitter got involved.
Turns out not everyone is a huge fan of the NYPD.
So, the lesson here? Be careful what you ask for on the internet, I guess.
The NYPD issued a statement about #myNYPD and said Twitter provides an "open forum."
Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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