Twitter can be an invaluable tool to spread useful information during breaking news or an emergency. But during Hurricane Sandy, user @Comfortablysmug—later unmasked as Shashank Tripathi—added an extra layer of panic and confusion by tweeting misinformation that was retweeted by reporters, eventually showing up on CNN and the Weather Channel. Similar incidents happened as news developed during the Sandy Hook school shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing, among other events.
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