How social media closed down more than 100 Michigan schools

Dec 20, 2012

You might have heard how Genesee and Lapeer counties closed down all their schools today and tomorrow due to rumors spreading across Facebook, Twitter, and texts.

But how could a rumor close so many schools?

Below is a Storify narrative of how one text message prompted a social media wildfire in southeast Michigan.

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Elaine Ezekiel Michigan Radio Newsroom