What Is 9gag and Why Is It Being Blamed for the Colorado Shooting?

Adrian Chen · 07/20/12 09:57AM

As people cast about for some explanation for the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colo., rumors have spread on Twitter and other social networks that the meme-swapping message board 9gag was somehow responsible, and that the 24-year-old suspect James Holmes had posted about his plan to shoot up a theater yesterday. They're almost certainly false.