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Old 19 January 2013, 12:31 AM
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Reporter Manti Teo: Did Deadspin overstep on hoax culpability?

The Deadspin story on Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teo took apart the hoax of his dead girlfriend with unimpeachable reporting. In disproving the fact that she ever existed, it relied on public records, public records, and more public records. In documenting the Twitter relationship of the non-person with Teo, it did some first-rate Internet sleuthing. And in smoking out the alleged mastermind of the hoax, it mixed great web reporting with human sourcing.

It was only when it came to Teos possible complicity in this scandal that Deadspin relaxed its standards.
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