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Venezuela Banking Rumor Tweets: Twitter crime

There have been two arrests in a crime that involves a Venezuela banking rumor that was spread on the micro-blogging site Twitter, by a number of tweets. Two people have been arrested by the Venezuelan police, as their intention was to destabilize the country’s banking system.

This certainly shows how powerful a thing the whole social media side of the Internet is. There have been things like this spread on the Internet before — but it is the spread at which rumors on sites like Twitter that now make it a much bigger problem.

Daniel Wallis from Reuters Canada picks up on the fact that the Venezuelan banking system is normally a strong one, but these rumors via tweets had an affect on savers fearful of an imminent disaster. Spreading rumors like this is a serious crime, one that has seen two people arrested for doing so.

Popularity of Twitter has seen an explosion in Venezuela, so something like this was bound to happen — it seems that people do not mind tweeting about rumors — even if they know that what they are saying is not true. For more details on the legal side of this issue visit the link above.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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