Wired: Why did Twitter trolls lie about Las Vegas? We asked them

Wired: Why did Twitter trolls lie about Las Vegas? We asked them . “While the horror in Las Vegas was still unfolding, trolls were busy filling social media feeds with lies. ‘My dad is missing after Las Vegas shooting. Please RT and share. We are distraught,’ one person tweeted. It was sent at 23:23 Las Vegas time, just over an hour after a gunman started firing on thousands of people at a country music festival, killing 59 and injuring more than 500. But the person pictured in the tweet had nothing to do with the Las Vegas attack.”