16 men on a dead bloggers chest...
June 26, 2009 3:58 PM Subscribe
Reports spread around
posted by happyroach (36 comments total)
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about an offer by a Russian company to do pirate hunting cruises
off the coast of Somalia. The news garners a swarm of comments and outrage
, and it looks like we have the beginnings of a snowballing controversy.
The only problem is, the "cruise" is a hoax. The website for the cruise itself has no contact information, and a little digging reveals the humor website it originally came from
. So rather than a searing indictment of decadent millionaires or amoral Russians, this seems to be an indication of how incestuous and self-referential the internet is, and how poor fact-checking can be in the brave new world of blogs. Is this the true face of internet reporting?