Over the weekend, the Dallas Police Department tried to get their community to snitch on each other by reporting any illegal activity during protests through their iWatch Dallas app.
Immediately, people from all over the world were critical of this tactic, asking if they wanted us all to send in videos of the police officers and all of the illegal activity they’ve been at the helm of over the past week.
Instead of simply complaining about it, Twitter users ended up flooding the official app with completely unrelated videos, memes, and K-pop fancams in an effort to make footage from anyone who actually did snitch unobtainable.
It all started when certain accounts throughout the K-pop fandom decided to make a call to action, telling their followers to download to app and upload fancams in an effort to “make it SO HARD for them to find anything besides our faves dancing.”
Just a few hours after K-pop twitter started using their endless supply of out-of-context dancing videos for good, the Dallas Police Department announced that the app was temporarily down due to “technical difficulties.”
While many users on Twitter haven’t necessarily been fans of the way K-pop stans flood replies throughout Twitter in the past, this move by the fan base is clearly a big win. While their Twitter page claimed it was technical difficulties, the Dallas Police Department’s website said that the app’s shutdown was from an “overwhelmed server.”