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.
When ur friends tell u to ask Siri about 911 pic.twitter.com/f723K678T1— amanda levac (@amandalevac) June 20, 2015
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...
say 9/11 to Siri and close your eyes for five seconds— J1gosselin (@gosselin_Joey_) June 20, 2015
Last time I asked Siri something she called 911, never listening to twitter again.— amanda skahill (@cherry_stem) June 30, 2015
Tell siri to dial 911 you'll never believe what happens 🙌🏼💯😭😂😭😤😤— ben (@benjamillions) June 30, 2015
screw all of U telling us to tell SIRI things;/ first I get told I have no friends then I almost call 911:/— sar (@WhataSarah_) June 30, 2015
Go on. Siri and say "911"😂😂😂— Ben Loasby (@BLoasby) June 21, 2015
Say to Siri 911 and look and the stuff it comes up with— Saul Tartaglia (@S_L_Tartaglia) June 20, 2015
I just said "112" to Siri bc everyone said she gets really mad and its sooooo funny blah blah BUT WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS IS SIRI CALLS 911— megan daniel (@legomymegg0) June 30, 2015
if you tell Siri "911" she'll say Bush did it— kyla :') (@perkyally) June 20, 2015
I did the whole tell Siri 911 thing bc I'm dumb and now the waukee police hate me— Alex Peralta (@PartywitPeralta) June 20, 2015