The Thread

The Thread

Directed by Greg Barker

The Thread is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible. The ensuing investigation led to an innocent young man being charged with the crime, thus changing the face of journalism forever.

The Thread is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible. The ensuing investigation led to an innocent young man being charged with the crime, thus changing the face of journalism forever.

Cast: Kevin Cheetham, Anthony Reed, Gavon Laessig

Member Reviews

Introspective but the narrative seemed disjointed.

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1 month ago

Apparently, the original Reddit posts don't exist (or aren't easy to find any), so it was cool to find someone of it here. Good documentary.

Salas831
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2 months ago

Important movie for our media driven society. Watch it.

TimeLady
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2 months ago

Watch it. Lots to think about.

TimeLady
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2 months ago

Really fascinating look at the issue of old media vs new media as it pertains to the Boston Marathon Bombings. It held my attention the entire time and may help some think about what they post, before they post it.

zee_makes_stuff
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7 months ago