“Be careful what you Tweet” – or you might be stopped from entering America

By Seyi Lawal 

If you plan to visit the United States of American and you love to tweet then this is for you. Tourists have been warned to watch their words following the entry refusal of two friends to the US on security grounds after a tweet. 

In a tweet while preparing to visit USA, Leigh Van Bryan, 26, wrote a message to a friend saying: “Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America”.The US Department for Homeland Security picked up Bryan’s messages ahead of his holiday in Los Angeles and upon arrival he and his friend Emily Bunting were detained before being sent home. 

 He insisted he was referring to simply having a good time – but was sent home. 

Trade association Abta told the BBC that the case highlighted that holidaymakers should never do anything to raise “concern or suspicion in any way” particularly after 9/11. 

 Bryan is not the only person to suffer from a misjudged tweet. In January 2010, Paul Chambers tweeted that he would blow snow-affected Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster “sky high!” if it was not reopened in time for him to see his girlfriend. 

He was fined £385 plus £2,600 in costs – a sum which actor, Stephen Fry offered to pay on Chambers’ behalf.

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  1. when one is aware of triggered he or she shld avoid it by sayn ' please dear am nt ready 4 this now give me few mins becos I feel so'. We shld nt b hot tempered becos it has a bad effect which it cure 2 our live nd life-*causes* anger-i believe it lead 2 hot temper*it harm our health nd destroy so many things we value* it demacate us 2 been closer 2 friends like God. *solution* whenever we are angry try and keep away from the subject that makes you angry and go 2 the happier subject* be prayerful*.

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