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The Internet’s shameful false ID

With the perpetrators of the attack on the Boston marathon now apparently identified as brothers from Chechnya, and with one of those brothers still at large terrorizing Boston, it's worth nothing that before the bizarre turn of events that led to this morning's chaotic scene, Internet detectives made one last totally shameful false accusation that also in this case involved the harassment of a family currently desperately searching for their lost son and brother.

Yesterday, a Reddit user posted a new, startlingly clear image of the aftermath of the explosion, that shows, on the far left, what looks very much like one of the FBI's suspects fleeing the scene. After Philip Bump, an Atlantic Wire writer and Photoshop expert, explained why he believed the image was genuine the New York Times confirmed the photo's authenticity.

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