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Joe Flacco hoax represents everything wrong about the internet

Joe Flacco hoax represents everything wrong about the internet

First Roger Goodell, then Joe Flacco.

It’s been a tragic month for football figures in the world of hacked Twitter accounts, where irresponsible pranksters can kill off celebrities with the tap of a mouse.

A false report of Flacco's death Wednesday night was simple to sniff out as bogus. But coming from a Ravens fan site with more than 60,000 Twitter followers, it at least forced some to look deeper into the situation.

Flacco became a trending topic on Twitter. Chatter about his potential death reached the level where The Sun’s nighttime breaking news editor sent me an email about it.

It’s amazing such an...

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