Worth it for the doorbusters.
That 2014 headline is from National Report, and at first sight, it makes all sort of sense. Black Friday is a high-profile day featuring big crowds. Why wouldn't terrorists who clearly hate our freedom target shoppers trying to buy eight different microwaves for the low, low price of five? But retweeters beware -- the official-sounding National Report is in truth a "satire" website. It's like The Onion, but instead of having witty insights into human failure, they make up vaguely credible-sounding shit so that people will clog social media with their links.
However, much like how bad holiday specials fail to teach you how to be a better person, people failed to learn a lesson from this hoax, and in 2015, multiple Facebook posts warning about a terror attack went viral. Some mentioned a specific location and pointed fingers at the topical ISIS, while others had more of a general "Head's up, foreigners could murder you at any moment if you go outside!" vibe. Because what says Thanksgiving better than spreading fear about other races and religions?