False tweet about shooting suspect takes on life of its own

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, especially on social media.

One of the most popular tweets after the capture of Dylann Roof, 21, the alleged Charleston church shooter, was a total lie, causing the tweeter to delete the tweet but only after it went viral.

“White privilege is murdering 9 people and then having the police give you a bullet proof vest but not handcuffs,” tweeted @PeterSHall.

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The tweet was shared more than 22,000 times until Hall figured out, with the help (and by help I mean ridicule) of the Twiterverse, that Roof was cuffed and shackled.

Here is a sampling from Twitter:


Still Peter continued to hold on to his white privilege narrative.

Carmine Sabia


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