So, people like @comfortablysmug lie on Twitter, even about important things during a public emergency like Hurricane Sandy. Is this a cause for worry, asks Nick Bilton? "I don't think so. Twitter, in its own way, has a self-correcting mechanism."

One Response to “Lies, damn lies, and the lying liars who tweet them”

  1. GawainLavers says:

    It is!  Any sensible person who spends 10 minutes trying to use it to learn anything will abandon it forever.  I tried to follow it for the space shuttle flyover and it was worse than useless.  I think leaving journalists to suffer through the drek to occasionally dig out a witticism (e.g. BBC’s live feed coverage of ongoing events) is the best usage.

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