BuzzFeed’s reported earlier today that @ComfortablySmug — the guy who purposely tweeted false Hurricane Sandy information last night — is a hedge fund analyst named Shashank Tripathi. He also is — or was — campaign manager for Republican U.S. House candidate Christopher R. Wight.
Tripathi tweeted this tonight:
I wish to offer the people of New York a sincere, humble and unconditional apology. twitter.com/ComfortablySmu…
— ComfortablySmug (@ComfortablySmug) October 31, 2012
* “I hope they throw the book at you,” and other reactions to his tweet (@ComfortablySmug)
* Tweeting fake news in a crisis: Illegal or just immoral? (gigaom.com)
* Meet Hurricane Sandy Twitter villain @ComfortablySmug (buzzfeed.com)
* Some Twitter heavyweights retweeted his misinformation (theatlanticwire.com)