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Taliban Suffers Tweet-Fail, Blames 'Enemy Plot'

Afghanistan spokesman accidentally gave away his location, wasn't in Afghanistan
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2014 8:36 AM CDT

(Newser) – The perils of modern technology can prove too great even for one of the world's leading terrorist organizations: The Taliban's spokesman in Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, was busily tweeting about an attack on Friday when he suffered an apparent tweet-fail: The tweet contained geolocation data indicating that he was tweeting from Sindh, Pakistan. Mujahid did what any public figure in such a predicament would do: He yesterday issued another tweet blaming the error on an "enemy plot." He also gave out his Afghanistan phone number and said, "With full confidence, I can say that I am in my own country." The AP notes Twitter's own warning about geolocation information: "Remember, once you post something online, it's out there for others to see." (Read more Taliban stories.)

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