No, actually, you can get arrested for what you say online

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Sometimes you read the crazy and outrageous things people say on the Internet and wonder, "How can they get away with that?"

Well, there are times when they can't.

The video below relates details of 10 times people got arrested for jokes they made on the Internet. 

For example, there was the guy was was frustrated that the local airport was closed. He tweeted: "You've got a week and a bit to get your sh*t together, otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky-high!!" A week later the British jokester was being interviewed by the police. It took more than 2 years for him to be cleared of terrorism charges.

Then there was the 14-year-old Dutch girl named Sarah tweeted, "@AmericanAir, hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye." American Airlines quickly replied and informed Sarah that her IP address would be forwarded to the FBI. She was arrested by Rotterdam police and her Twitter account was deleted.

There are eight more cautionary tales on the video. Don't land yourself on a follow-up version.

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