@TheSlammer: The Perils of Sending False Tweets
Could spreading false information on Twitter get you prosecuted?
During Superstorm Sandy, Twitter user @ComfortablySmug spread misinformation by tweeting that, among other things, the New York Stock Exchange “is flooded under more than 3 feet of water” and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “is trapped in Manhattan. Has been taken to a secure shelter.”