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Stop The Twitter Stupidity, Says Local Japanese Government

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This year in Japan, idiots on Twitter have got into all kinds of trouble. Dummies have been climbing into freezers and on subway tracks to snap Twitter pics. And now, one area in Japan has had enough.

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Kanagawa Prefecture is launching a public awareness campaign to help prevent future Twitter stupidity. Later this month, the following poster will go up in high schools, universities, and train stations.

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Illustration for article titled Stop The Twitter Stupidity, Says Local Japanese Government

It loosely translates as, "Intended gags come with great consequences. What you'll bear? Breaking the law and paying damages."

Remember, people! Unless your account is private, everyone can see your Twitter feed. Everyone. Don't be stupid.

悪ふざけ投稿やめよう 神奈川県が緊急アピールでポスター作成 [MSN]

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Just like those "gangsters" posting pictures of their guns and drugs on twitter and then having SWAT kick down their door the next day and hauling their dumb ass off to prison. I swear, for all the resources and endless fountains of knowledge the internet can provide, it has somehow made people stupider. I fear for future generations.

Oh well, I'll be dead by then, amirite? LOL