Oh, dear. Maybe the immediacy of the new news media comes at a price:
He is an Asian-American student at Virginia Tech University, whose personal blogs reveal a recently wounded heart and an eye-opening gun fetish.But Wayne Chiang – the subject of fevered speculation on the internet – is not the man responsible for this morning’s massacre at the southern US university.
Rumours that Chiang, 23, was the mass murderer spread across the world after links to his various blogs were posted on social networking website Facebook and similar sites. Many noted the similarities between Chiang and the person described in accounts of the Virginia Tech tragedy as the shooter.