Reddit Sleuths for Boston Bomber Suspects

On MSNBC’s All In, Gawker writer Adrian Chen discusses the problematic investigative work of a community of redditors.

In a subreddit dedicated to examining surveillance images from the Boston Marathon, redditors incorrectly identified a suspect whose likeness later appeared on the cover of the New York Post. Chen says that the subreddit chatter was filled with blatant racial profiling, where “every brown person in the city with a backpack was circled.”

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