074: Lies, Damn Lies, and Twitter

In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, France that left 130 people dead and many more injured, countless stories began to flood out into the world. Briefings, eyewitness accounts, and calls for safety lit of the airwaves, crossed oceans, and dominated the internet. Everyone wanted to know what was happening, who was doing it, and where.

And that once again lead to the latest instance of a fairly recent phenomenon that journalists, news outfits, and ordinary people now must contend with: trying to find up-to-the-minute truth, in real time, in a sea of falsehoods, a distorted reality.