Things are getting better.
Experience has taught us that in the wake catastrophic events, there will always be those who attempt to get a moment in the spotlight. The bombings of the 2013 Boston Marathon were no exception. So conspiracy theory websites are just expected, right?
Well the action of one enterprising citizen may have saved us all a lot of grief.
Exert from CNN: 5 viral stories about Boston attacks that aren’t true.
By Doug Gross, CNN
updated 3:01 PM EDT, Tue April 16, 2013
At least one Web user was ready for this. He registered a website — bostonmarathonconspiracy.com — on Monday. Clicking the link reveals a white page with black text reading:
“I bought this domain to keep some conspiracy theory kook from owning it. Please keep the victims of this event and their families in your thoughts. Thank you.”
- Thank you to Stephen Barrett for the posting this link on his wall.