If you thought the Internet is free game, you’re wrong. Twitter has been showing lately that saying the wrong thing on social media can get you
arrested. After all, you are communicating to the public, comparable to giving a concert or speech to your active followers.
Here are some tweets that went over the top, leading to arrests:
- An excited Pink fan was looking forward to seeing Pink perform, “Timebomb” by tweeting: “@Pink I’m ready with my Bomb. Time to blow up #RodLaverArena. B—.” Okay, so the concert officials took that one too far. But, I guess dropping bomb in your tweet is a definite no-no.
- Delayed flight? Well, don’t let your frustration get the best of you like Paul Chambers did. He was arrested after tweeting how he would blow up Robin Hood Airport if his flight was going to be delayed due to the snow forecast. Guess what? He was arrested and missed his flight.
- Narking on the police? Yup, you’ll get arrested. A Pittsburgh protester alerted others about where the cops were hiding out. Arrested!
Just be careful when you tweet. Authorities are watching no matter how popular or unpopular you are. And once you tweet, your resident tech expert won’t be able to reverse the damage already done.