Hoax terrorist post
A public Facebook post understood to have described a fake attempted terrorist incident in Karratha has prompted police to remind people to be savvy on social media.
Karratha police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Andy Stevens said a post made to one of the Karratha Buy Sell Swap Facebook pages last week claimed a person had been planning to drive a vehicle into a local crowd before it ran out of fuel and they were caught by police. “None of it was true,” he said. The post was taken down soon afterwards. Sen. Sgt Stevens said while police did not know the poster’s intent at this stage, people should keep in mind it could be difficult to tell on social media.
He asked people to be sceptical of any unusual information they read on social media.