A man photographed walking on a balcony in a building near the explosion went viral, even though the area is a place where workers commonly take breaks. | Dan Lampariello

Top Marathon Bombing Conspiracy Tweets

In the aftermath of tragedy, hoaxes go viral because the public rarely makes the distinction between conspiracy and misinformation.

April 18, 2013
10:30 AM EDT
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones posted one of the first "false flags" tweets. | Twitter Screen Grab
InfoWars radio host Dan Bidondi raised the "false flag" theory during a Boston Police Department press conference. | Youtube Screen grab
Jeff Bauman Jr. is rushed to safety in a wheel chair after his lower legs where injured in the blast. | Lowell Sun
An image of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, the school principle killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, was manipulated to make it seem as if she was interviewed by the media. | Youtube Screen grab
This tweet went viral, yet the information was almost immediately proved incorrect. | Twitter Screen Grab
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane responded to a digitally manipulated episode that supposedly predicted the attack. | Twitter Screen Grab