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Twitter responds to airlines' electronics ban

As the UK follows in the footsteps of the US with electronics ban, Twitter responds
The US warned that militants plan to target passenger jets with bombs hidden in electronic devices (AFP)

The United States imposed a ban on electronic devices larger than cellphones being brought into the cabins of US-bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa on Monday. The move means these devices on flights from 10 Muslim-majority countries will have to be placed in checked luggage. 

Hours later the UK followed in the US' footsteps. "Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be banned from taking laptops and tablet computers into the plane cabin," the UK government said. "Our top priority will always be to maintain the safety of British nationals."

The Department of Homeland Security announced the new rule in the US after an official told Reuters that it had been under consideration since the US government learned of a threat several weeks ago.

In the ban's wake, people took to Twitter to ridicule it and highlight the nonsensical nature of the new rule. 

And others highlighted the hypocrisy of the ban