Newtown Shooting

Did NPR's Carvin Go Too Far On Twitter?

Guardian,

Andy Carvin, NPR's social media promoter, gained lots of attention for himself, and for Twitter's usefulness, during the Arab spring. But as Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., unfolded, Carvin tweeted nearly as much misinformation as real information. "While the guise is to retweet in order to verify, the effect is to propagate," writes Michael Wolff.

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