Mexico Prosecutes ‘Twitter Terrorists’

Mexico Prosecutes ‘Twitter Terrorists’

Two Twitter users are facing 30 years in prison after spreading false panic-inducing news.

Nestor Bailly, PSFK
  • 9 september 2011

Not unlike Orson Welles’s 1938 Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds, two Mexican Twitter users are in court over tweets that panicked parents across a whole city.

In a country where kidnapping and violence is common in many places, it might not have been wise to tweet the below without first checking out the source of the information:

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