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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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