The Disaster Will Be Tweeted — IPLJ

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The Disaster Will Be Tweeted

On night, October 29, Superstorm wreaked havoc across the Seaboard.  The trading of the New York Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange, under three feet of  ConEd, the electricity provider for would soon cut power to the island.

 New York Andrew Cuomo was stranded in Manhattan, without power or  Officials were moving him to a location.  People around the waited for the next shoe to as information seeped out of the Big Apple in

But this didn’t happen. a mega-troll using the Twitter @ComfortablySmug. identified by Buzzfeed as Tripathi, knowingly and purposefully this false information. motives behind these Tweets are unknown.

 Besides a apology. in which Mr. Tripathi responsibility for his “irresponsible and inaccurate and resigns from the Congressional he managed, he has remained largely since outrage at his actions the internet.  But his Tweets not merely the ranting of a loner seeking attention.

 They were picked up and by journalists including Luke of NBC, and discussed on CNN live by Myers, Piers Morgan and Burnett.  His digital became exponentially more when his false claims broadcasted on cable news a natural disaster.

In light of Mr. Twitter antics, New York Councilman Peter Vallone has the Manhattan District Attorney’s to look into criminal against Mr. Tripathi.  Are Mr.

Twitter comments criminal? they be protected under the Amendment?  Should we allow and digital-mob justice to do our dirty for us?

 These questions will more important to answer as individuals take to Twitter and social media with intention to spread lies and

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Mr. Tripathi could potentially be under New York State Law § falsely reporting an incident in the degree.  Subsection 1 makes or circulating a “false report… of an occurrence… of a catastrophe or emergency circumstances in which it is not unlikely public alarm or inconvenience result” a class A misdemeanor.

 Is a Tweet a “false report?” in the statute does the report to be in the form of a television or radio  However, if it did, the Tweets Mr. initiated did end up on CNN, a national

There is also the question of these types of statutes the First Amendment’s protection of speech.  While Oliver Holmes’s declared the First does not protect someone shouting fire in a crowded does the same hold for a Tweet?  While the Supreme has not directly updated Holmes’s phrase for the digital millennium, the case of United States v. does give guidance dealing with false statutes.

 In his concurrence, Justice Breyer that statutes prohibiting about the commission of “crimes or require proof that harm could be a directly outcome of the lies.

While are avenues to criminally prosecute individual, it is unlikely to happen. we can take solace in the fact the uproar following his lies and resulted in Mr. Tripathi resigning the Congressional campaign he was managing and the of his Twitter account.

 Maybe the mob served a purpose in this because Mr. Tripathi is definitely not smug anymore .

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