Melbourne teen banned from Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar after terrorist TikTok ‘joke’

A Melbourne teenager was banned from three airlines after posting a “joke” on a social media platform.

The Australian Federal Police have confirmed the 19-year-old boarded a flight from Melbourne to Queensland last week.

She wrote a “joke” about a terrorist attack on TikTok while boarding the flight.

“The video resulted in multiple calls to the National Security Hotline and a rapid response from AFP, Victoria Police and Queensland Police Service,” the AFP said in a statement.

“Regardless of intent, jokes about a terrorist attack and the safety of the airline are never a laughable matter and can have unintended consequences.”

The 19-year-old was then banned from Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin flights.

TikTok is a video sharing platform that allows users to upload content in genres such as dance and comedy that lasts from three seconds to a minute.

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