Exaggerated headline: Cellphone bomb found hidden in passenger luggage

An IndiGo flight from Mangalore to Dubai was delayed on Tuesday following a major security scare when a suspicious “clay-like” item was detected by airport scanners

Source: Cellphone bomb found hidden in passenger luggage by X-ray machine at Mangalore Airport in India – Mirror Online

Read the story – they did not find a bomb. They found a crude, home made battery for a cell phone where the battery was held in place with some clay. This might actually be just a home made battery – but the conspiracy theory is that it was an “improvised explosive device” (clay does not explode!) as a trial run to test security. Or something.

Regardless, there was no cell phone bomb. The headline is fake. The item was allowed to “proceed” on to the flight.

And people wonder why the news media is viewed as untrustworthy? This is the type of story that will be shared on social media, gathering clicks and delivering eyeballs to advertising. In fact, it is the fake new business model.

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