Wait where did this happen? FBI controls no-fly lists I believe. And these people posted their streams and posts open to the world. With news cameras watching. And security cameras. And police body cameras. It's no stretch to see where their identities came from. Not to mention tons of them would have been watched before they even touched down anyway.I thought you of all people would be against the use of data on social media given to the thought police, but maybe not?
All in all, there are good reasons to be mistrustful of police, social media giants, and commercial news organisations. But adding a layer of fantasy over the top is, IMO, unhelpful.