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#BostonBombing: The Anatomy of a Misinformation Disaster

#BostonBombing: The Anatomy of a Misinformation Disaster

The Atlantic - Alexis C. Madrigal

How a terrible mistake falsely linking two people to the Boston bombing spread so far so fast In the middle of the last night's nearly unbelievable turn of events, for a few hours, hundreds of thousands of people received a message about the identity of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers that was …

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