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Two Middle Eastern airlines have lifted the ban on in-cabin laptops on flights to the US. The ban, imposed in March over fears that terrorists could smuggle bombs disguised as laptops on aeroplanes, has been scrapped with immediate effect on Emirates and Turkish Airlines flights. Passengers were asked to leave devices larger …
That seems to be Fake News as it is the US which imposed then lifted the ban. It may not be the most egregious case of Fake News or Alternative Fact but it still amounts to distorting the truth of the situation.
"US lifts in-cabin laptop ban on flights to the US for Emirates and Turkish airlines" would be more accurate
In the current climate, with Trump proclaiming the 'lying media' to be purveyors of Fake News, please don't hand him evidence which proves his case.
Were I the suspicious and cynical sort of individual (...which, of course, I'm not!) I might note that both Turkey and the UAE have the sort of strong-man governments and lamentable civil rights records that Trump seems particularly fond of. I wonder, on the other hand, how many European airlines, say, might find themselves having a suspiciously hard time meeting the new standards that DHS is rolling out for all air travel to the U.S. (Not because their leaders talked harshly to Rumpledthinskin -- Of course not! -- but just because... reasons!)
Qatar was one of the first to be cleared too... Which was somewhat funny (as in 'how bizarre' funny, when the ban was implemented) given that Hamad International was (is) a TSA-PreCheck location and given how the UAE and Saudi Arabia have declared Qatar a primary terrorism sponsor.
So yes, figure that one out.
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