The U.K. Guardian has this fascinating piece on the way “…misinformation corrects itself in open, unregulated forums. (The) initial source was a corpus of 2.6 million tweets provided by Twitter, all of which ‘related to’ the (London) riots by virtue of containing at least one of a series of hashtags.”
Once you’ve clicked through and watched the rumors run their course through the twittersphere, be sure to click on the link to see the thinking and process behind these interactive graphics. Because I don’t like all-text posts and because I want you to become intrigued enough to check out the story for yourself, here’s a static screenshot of the interactive.