A Wall Street analyst who tweeted misinformation that was then spread by others about the New York Stock Exchange's trading floor being under more than three feet of water because of Hurricane Sandy, may face criminal charges.
The analyst, Shashank Tripathi, 29, posted the tweet during Sandy's onslaught Monday night, and it created even more panic, with more than enough real tragedy and confusion to go around as New York and New Jersey were slammed by the storm.
Anger at Tripathi's misinformed tweet — he also had other false tweets related to Con Edison shutting down power — spurred others on Twitter to call him on his posts. His Twitter handle, "ComfortablySmug" probably did not earn him any sympathy, either.
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