We've all seen terrible hoaxes online before. A little over a month ago, somebody sent texts supposedly from people still alive in the South Korean ferry.
But this horrible person reached back 20 years to haunt people with fake tweets. A 62-year-old man in the UK has been arrested for allegedly tweeting messages from the "ghost" of murdered toddler James Bulger.
James was just 2 years old when he wandered away from his mom at a butcher's sh0p in 1993. He was abducted, tortured and murdered by two 10-year-old boys, who became the youngest people in English history convicted for murder.
A Twitter account was taken out in the name of "James Bulger's Ghost" and sick jokes were tweeted from it.
[One] message referenced a children's musical cartoon with a remark about dancing on train tracks. Bulger's murderers put his body on a train track so that it would appear that he had been run over.
James's mother, Denise Fergus, was scheduled to meet with Twitter in March to discuss the fake account, which also included messages about sexual abuse and a death threat toward a 2-day-old baby, in addition to messages that targeted Denise and the charity she set up in memory of James.
The 62-year-old man was taken into custody and bailed out. Police continue the investigation.