A man was falsely accused of Bangkok bombing, and that’s the problem with internet activism

Sunny Burns, an Australian man living in Thailand as an actor, fashion blogger and English teacher, had his life turned upside down in the hours following the bombing that took place in central Bangkok. After CCTV unveiled surveillance footage of the suspect, it didn’t take long for the internet community to speculate the bomber’s identity. Tweeters and Facebookers encouraged people to submit photos taken in the vicinity around the time of the bombing for clues, only...

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