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Now Dozens of Teenagers Are Tweeting Bomb Threats to Airlines to Get Famous


In case you missed it, a 14-year-old girl from the Netherlands tweeted a fake terrorist threat to American Airlines on Sunday.  And she was arrested . . . but made international news and got sort of famous for being an idiot.
 
Not surprisingly, it turns out there are PLENTY of other teenagers who'd like to become temporarily famous for being an idiot.  Since the girl's story came out, DOZENS of other teenagers have started tweeting bomb threats to airlines.
 
That brings up a real issue . . . should the FBI and other law enforcement agencies devote resources and money to arresting all of them, just to teach them all lessons?
 
On one hand, we'd all like that to happen.  On the other hand, it would save a lot of taxpayer money if their parents would just step in and punish them for being morons.
 
There's another issue too.  Right now, Twitter is basically the ONLY way to get customer service from an airline . . . since they HATE it when you call out their terrible service publicly.  And this could make airlines pull back from Twitter.  
 
(Washington Post)
 

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