31 Oct '12, 8am

'Troll' in US apologises over false Sandy tweets:

'Troll' in US apologises over false Sandy tweets:

WASHINGTON, Oct 31, 2012 (AFP) - The Twitter "troll" who became an online villain after several false tweets about the destruction of Hurricane Sandy has apologised and resigned from a Republican congressional campaign. Twitterati had heaped criticism on @ComfortablySmug after the micro-blogger claimed the New York Stock Exchange was flooded and that Con Edison was shutting off all power to New York City during the storm. Both "breaking" news posts were refuted by authorities, but not before being retweeted hundreds of times, sparking panic as the massive storm devastated the US East Coast and claimed dozens of lives. RELATED STORIES I don't feel unsafe, says Singapore artist in Manhattan No Singapore casualties so far, says MFA Dramatic photos from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy After going silent for several hours, on Tuesday evening @ComfortablySmug offered "the peopl...

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