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Sunil Tripathi Hoax: Sunny Singh Thrilled To See Someone Go Down?


The mega-proportions of how social media drove the hoax of Sunil Tripathi’s wrong identification is a lesson for every user of social media.

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The mega-proportions of how social media drove the hoax of Sunil Tripathi’s wrong identification is a lesson for every user of social media.

Some, like Pakistan’s nuclear scientist, did this for amusement – as he clarified early and clearly, that it was sarcasm. AQ Khan’s taste in amusement may still be disputed.

Some like Sunny Singh’s iconic tweet was pure thrill to see someone go down (see image of twitter conversation below). But more than Sunny Singh’s tweet, were all the others who retweeted and favorited this tweet (see slide-show above).

Between the tweeter and the retweeter, more than 100,000 probably saw this one message alone. Now multiply, such a chain into thousands, and that will explain the hysteria around Sunil Tripathi hoax that built up in a matter of hours – and died in a matter of minutes.

Many times a retweet is done to share messages that the user does not agree, approve or endorse. Yet these 27 retweets of Sunny Singh’s infamous message, calls for a look at the judgement of these users. Should such a tweets be forwarded without some kind of qualification?

Introspection time, pee-pul!

Twitter - sunnysingh_nw3- Can't wait for #India's right ... 2013-04-20 16-40-46  |  Click for larger image in new window.

Twitter – sunnysingh_nw3- Can’t wait for #India’s right … 2013-04-20 16-40-46 | Click for larger image in new window.



 

  1. rahul
    April 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    The enthusiasm with which muslim tweeters took this up and the sheer scale of this misinformation is very worrying. There can be no doubt that efforts are being made to somehow equate hindus with muslims as terrorists. In all probability even christians wished that the terrorists were hindus so that we pagans can be eliminated once and for all. it is a bitter fact that we have no power even in our own lands, and that the whites are just waiting for the hindus to make some mistake or the other. With anti national interests ruling us, the future seems very bleak, and no tweets and posts can change the ground realities. God knows what the future holds….

  2. May 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Reblogged this on Hindu Internet Defence Force and commented:
    The Drama Sunny Singh … The Aim is clear..Sell Hindus for her personal Gain..She works in a Christian Country…So need to do it to make money..Typical of a Arts Subject Student..

  3. May 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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