PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager is accused of posting nonpublic information about a 2012 shooting on his Twitter feed.
The information wound up on an Instagram account that is also facing scrutiny for divulging information about crime witnesses.
A police spokeswoman said Wednesday the 17-year-old was taken into custody and charged with witness intimidation and terrorist threats.
The intimidation and terroristic threat charges Tuesday comes as investigators examine how a now-shuttered Instagram account titled “rats215,” a reference to Philadelphia’s area code, came to feature affidavits and photos of victims and witnesses in criminal cases.
Police are investigating if there is a connection between the two separate social media accounts.
Celebrity Social Media Troubles
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1. Beyonce was at the center of an Instagram uproar when she posed provocatively in front of a picture of The Last Supper.
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2. Snoop Dogg caught backlash when he uploaded a picture of him smoking marijuana with his teenage son.
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3. After pop singer Rita Ora broke up with Rob Kardashian, he implied that she slept with over 20 guys on Twitter.
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4. Gospel singer Erica Campbell found herself in the middle of a social media uproar over a skin-tight white dress she wore on her album cover.
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5. Floyd Mayweather posted pictures of his ex girlfriend's abortion paperwork on Instagram.
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6. Shaq was found making fun of a disabled man on Instagram. The man eventually created an anti-bullying program as a result.
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7. 13-year-old Willow Smith was the subject of criticism when she was spotted on Instagram with a shirtless 20 year old man
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8. Donald Sterling lost ownership of the LA Clippers from making racist comments that stemmed from a photo of his girlfriend and a black player on Instagram
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9. Kobe Bryant caught backlash over controversial tweets about Trayvon Martin and race.
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10. Nick Cannon caught tons of backlash when he uploaded a photo of him wearing whiteface on Instagram.
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11. Ochocinco was fined $25K for tweeting during a pre-season game.
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12. Mark Cuban was fined $25K after publicly criticizing the referees after the Nuggets beat the Mavericks.
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13. Al Roker tweeted a photo from a jury duty he served exposing other jurors' identities.
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14. 50 Cent sent cryptic messages on Twitter about ending his life.
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15. Rihanna had her Instagram account deleted after uploading a magazine cover where she appeared topless.
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16. Teyana Taylor lost her Adidas deal after making a picture of a battered Rihanna her profile picture during a Twitter spat with the singer.
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17. Roland Martin got in trouble with GLADD and was suspended from CNN.
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18. Ciara and Rihanna had a Twitter spat but have since made up.
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19. Chris Brown on GMA tweeted "I'm so over people bringing this s**t up!!!"
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20. Lady Gaga upset the National Eating Disorder Asso. with the hashtag PopSingersD
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21. Spike Lee tweeted the wrong address for George Zimmerman.
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22. Ashton Kutcher's ill-advised Joe Paterno tweet
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23. Kanye tweeted his opinion on women who use pregnancy as a money making scheme
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24. Gilbert Gottfried was dropped by Aflac for tasteless Tsunami jokes.
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25. Justin Bieber pretended to tweet his own number and causing trouble for a couple
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26. Rashard Mendenhall he tweeted his objection to folks celebrating Osama's death.
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27. Courtney Love accused a former Nirvana drummer of seducing her daughter.
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