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How many will answer this question honestly, netizens are wondering how asking this question contributes to airport security

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April 10, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

Last modification: April 10, 2022, 10:37 a.m.

Photo: Collected from Twitter


Photo: Collected from Twitter

Social media users burst into laughter after a photo of the “advanced level” of security at a US airport against terrorist threats was posted on Twitter.

The image is from a self-check-in counter where the machine asks a passenger: “Are you a terrorist?”.

It even offers two options – “yes” or “no”.

Asaad Sam Hanna, a freelance journalist, shared the snapshot on Twitter with the caption “Advanced security level at US airport,” NDTV reports.

In a follow-up tweet, Hanna added, “Next level: just be honest man.”

The post piled responses from amused social media users who wondered how asking the question helped airport security since anyone could easily fool the machine.

“I really don’t understand how since 9/11 our airport check-in has become more computerized, with far less human-to-human interaction. Given past sightings of officers noticing suspicious behavior, this seems to be a bad thing for security,” one person wrote.

On the other hand, one user actually said that asking such questions helps law enforcement: “If you’re (a terrorist) and lying, that’s a way for law enforcement to bring additional charges.”

These airport self-check-in kiosks and AI-powered cameras have been installed by the United States across the country.

A Discover the magazine report indicates that these machines use facial recognition technology and also capture the biometric data of passengers traveling in the country.


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