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Credit: Zohar Lazar

After the Boston Marathon bombings, the process by which breaking news and information are generated and disseminated looked more ragged and exposed than ever: CNN stumbled, the New York Post painted a target on a high-school track athlete; Reddit launched a failed hunt for the bombers; and the name of Sunil Tripathi, a missing Brown student, trended on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.

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