Stepmom fears for life after hackers release wrong name

We tackled online rumours and internet vigilantesm in our programme Whispers in series 5. Here’s a very contemporary example of the implications of when (a very popular faction on) the internet gets it wrong:

Twitter on Thursday suspended an account linked to a loose-knit “hacktivist” group that released the name of a police officer it says shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police, Ferguson’s mayor and the stepmother of the man named all say the group is incorrect and that the person named is not a police officer.

From USA Today (HT @benhammersley)

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It must be the spirit of the Commonwealth Games creeping in but in the competition between #digihuman team on how smart our interview questions sound: 3rd place @aleksk with ‘.. good question’ 2nd me ‘…fantastic question’ top of the leader board @elizunseelie with ‘very perceptive questions’!

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