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30/06/2015 16:17 BST | Updated 30/06/2015 16:59 BST

9/11 Siri Prank On Twitter Is Fooling Conspiracy Theorists Into Calling The Police

You know things are getting out of hand when police have to issue an actual warning telling people not to follow a Twitter trend that's leading people to prank call the emergency services...

Conspiracy theorists have fallen into the trap of asking the ever-helpful robot about 9/11, only to have their phone automatically call the emergency services.

Police in Saskatchewan, Canada, said: "The messages on Twitter, Facebook and other social media prompt people with a teaser like, 'Say 9/11 into Siri and you'll be amazed', or 'When you say 9/11 to Siri, her response is hilarious'".

The majority of callers hang up when the services answer, but the operators are obliged to call back to see if there's a real emergency.

Here's a selection of Tweets that show just how gullible the internet can be...