Facebook, and social media in general, can be a great thing when you want to keep in contact with friends and family when you are out and about. Unfortunately, there are some people – albeit not very bright people – who simply don’t know when they should log out of the popular website instead of posting incriminating evidence on it. Some of the following individuals bragged about their crimes, some simply gave away their position by logging in, but all of them are just plain stupid.
Pasquale Manfredi, an Italian mob boss who was once part of Italy’s 100 most-wanted criminals of all time, was an avid Facebook user. The man would log in quite often, which helped lead police directly to his location and take him into custody.
Virgin Atlantic, the well known airline, fired 13 of its employees after they discovered they were insulting passengers by calling them “chavs” in a Facebook group. The employees talked of how unsafe the plane’s engines were, and how the cabin was covered in cockroaches.