Reddit Detectives: Failing to Catch the Boston Bomber (2014) – Following the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible. The ensuing investigation led to an innocent young man being charged. [01:01:44]

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we did it reddit!


Meanwhile, 4chan is out there tracking down ISIS training bases from plane contrails in the background of a flip phone photo.


Everything about this event was sketch


That’s what happens when you have a bunch of self righteous pricks hanging out in the same echo chamber.


There’s a really great & touching documentary called “Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi” where his friends and family talk about the search for him and what he was like as a person. I highly recommend watching it if you’re interested in this case – it also covers how he was falsely identified and how that impacted his loved ones.