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Dutch News Down

The Netherlands found itself in a bit of a compromising position on January 29th: the public broadcast station, the one that is supposed to keep on providing information in times of war among other things, was down “because of circumstances.” Twitter became the best source of news on the situation, exemplifying the challenges of integrating social media into traditional reporting.

NOS news goes down january 29 2015
The image that was broadcasted instead of the evening news, reading: “Please have patience – due to circumstances there is no News Broadcast possible at this time.”

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