The Real Story of Sunil Tripathi, the Boston Bomber Who Wasn’t

When 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi disappeared in March 2013, his family turned to social media to get the Brown University student’s name and face out to the public. They never expected that the platforms they used to help them with their search would become tools that aided a digital witchhunt, a case of “mistaken identity” taken to the extreme in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Source: The Real Story of Sunil Tripathi, the Boston Bomber Who Wasn’t

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