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Shashank Tripathi, hedge fund analyst, becomes 'Sandy's biggest villain'

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Shashank Tripathi is a hedge fund analyst, previously a blogger for Stone Street Advisors, a hedge fund consultancy in New York, and more recently worked as a consultant for Christopher R. Wight, this year’s Republican candidate for the U.S. House from New York’s 12th Congressional District. On Twitter, however, Tripathi maintained an anonymous identity as @ComfortablySmug, a purported Romney bundler, who regularly boasted about is media and personal connections on the social media site. Early today, following a series of purposefully false tweets aimed at inciting chaos during the height of superstorm Sandy, the website Buzzfeed outed his identity and his false tweets. Since then, a New York City Councilman has called for charges against him, he's resigned from Wright's campaign and made a public apology - providing an object lesson in the self-correcting and shaming power of social media.

Under his pseudonym, Tripathi gathered a large following of other tweeters interested in his take on a variety of topics, primarily the upcoming election peppered with some dark wall street based humor. However, as Buzzfeed recounts, he began to tweet news items related to hurricane Sandy, but at a certain point in the evening those tweets turned false. At one point he tweeted that ConEdison, New York City's primary e......................

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