Will Oremus @WillOremus oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero at @medium: onezero.medium.com/ Past: @slate. I write about how tech shapes us. DM for Signal. Apr. 18, 2019 1 min read

Surprise! He lied.

Twitter wants to do away with "the ratio," but this is a good example of when the number of replies can be an important signal not to take a tweet at face value.

Note that the tweet above was the @nytimes' first stab at breaking the news of the Barr summary on Twitter, on March 24. It did much better in subsequent versions, though of course some damage had already been done.

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