The congressional campaigner manager Shashank Tripathi, who confessed to spreading false information about Hurricane Sandy on Twitter has resigned from Christopher Wright’s New York’s congressional campaign.
Campaigner Manager Shashank Tripathi, under his Twitter handle @ComfortablySmug tweeted several pieces of misinformation about the super storm. Shashank is also being blamed for spreading the now-widely debunked rumor about the flooding of New York Stock Exchange.
The false news was also reported by credible channels like CNN during their coverage of the super storm. In his message on Twitter he said:
I wish to offer the people of New York a sincere, humble and unconditional apology. twitter.com/ComfortablySmu…— ComfortablySmug (@ComfortablySmug) October 31, 2012
Other rumors spread by Tripathi included a false report that power would be shut down in Manhattan and that New York subway would be closed for the entire week.
BREAKING:Con Edison has begun shutting down ALL power in Manhattan— ComfortablySmug (@ComfortablySmug) October 30, 2012
Wright’s campaign said in a recently released statement that Tripathi’s resignation was accepted and the chief of staff Nick Mackey will replace him as campaign manager.