Here Are the Confusing Things About the Conn. School Shooting That Got Reported Wrong

As news organizations scrambled to be the first to identify the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter on Friday, the media focused on the Facebook profile of one “Ryan Lanza” of Newtown, Conn after some initial reports identified “Ryan Lanza” as the shooter. However, it was later revealed that the shooter’s name was actually Adam Lanza.

But at that point, Ryan Lanza’s Facebook profile — and his picture — had been passed around the Internet. The Facebook debacle caught a number of news outlets off guard.

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