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How an incorrect report of Giffords’ death spread on Twitter

While the story of the shootings in Tucson spread, early reports were mixed and often conflicting. This is often the case in a breaking and developing event. However, an incorrect report that Rep. Gabriel Giffords had died spread across the Twittersphere. Twitter can certainly be a place where rumors spread. But, in this case, the [...] Related posts: Twitter ticker among Samsung’s TV ap
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Giffords to Attend Tucson Shooting Commemoration

Politics / US Politics : Taegan Goddard's Political Wire (3 years ago)

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and other survivors of the January 8 shooting in Tucson, Arizona will gather "to commemorate the one-year mark of that tragic day and remember those who died," according to the AP."The events planned i... Read Post

NPR, Reuters, CNN and other major news orgs incorrectly declare death of Rep. Giffords

Media / Accuracy & Ethics : Regret the Error (4 years ago)

The shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others at a public event earlier today resulted in an onslaught of breaking news reporting. Major news organizations raced to gather reporting, and information began to spread quic... Read Post

The Giffords shooting

Politics / US Politics : Ben Smith's Blog (4 years ago)

UPDATE: NPR reports Giffords has died. POLITICO reports: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot outside a grocery store in Tucson, Ariz., while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday. Giffords, who was fi... Read Post


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