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Trending on Twitter:
news, lies and rumours
on Karachi terror attack

Hindustan Times [New Delhi], by Vishhaka Saxena

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Posted By:earlybird, 6/9/2014 10:54:31 AM

It is perhaps the closest you could be to the action, with a flurry of absolutely gripping Tweets giving you minute-by-minute account of the drama unfolding at the Karachi airport on Sunday night. While the attack at Pakistan´s Jinnah International airport raged on, the Twitter world was on a buzz of its own: from eyewitness and journalist accounts to fake images, the micro-blogging website lived up to its reputation of bringing you news faster than any television channels, and at times, spreading potentially damaging viral information. And how? Witnessing via Twitter Sample this tweet from @saim_rizvi at 12:53 am on Monday:

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Trending on Twitter:
news, lies and rumours
on Karachi terror attack
Hindustan Times [New Delhi], by Vishhaka Saxena    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/9/2014 10:54:31 AM     Post Reply
It is perhaps the closest you could be to the action, with a flurry of absolutely gripping Tweets giving you minute-by-minute account of the drama unfolding at the Karachi airport on Sunday night. While the attack at Pakistan´s Jinnah International airport raged on, the Twitter world was on a buzz of its own: from eyewitness and journalist accounts to fake images, the micro-blogging website lived up to its reputation of bringing you news faster than any television channels, and at times, spreading potentially damaging viral information. And how? Witnessing via Twitter Sample this tweet from @saim_rizvi at 12:53 am on Monday:

   

 

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