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Erik Wemple
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Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Twitter jumps the gun on Mass. Senate race

Here’s an example — another one! — of how bogus information travels on Twitter.

NBC indicated that the call hadn’t come from the network: “NBC never called the race. We caught the incorrect tweets and quickly reached out from NBC News and msnbc to have the secondary sources correct their information,” noted NBC News spokeswoman Erika Masonhall.

Not long after the bogus Twitter rumor, authentic NBC News Twitter activity declared:

Perhaps, then, Twitter just sensed what NBC was about to do. It’s an amazing, self-regulating platform, after all.

By  |  10:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012

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