Tweet of the Day: Twitter activists can’t accept Rolling Stone rape retraction

After several weeks of growing criticism of a story alleging that nine members of a University of Virginia fraternity gang-raped a student, Rolling Stone has issued a partial retraction, admitting it “misplaced” trust in the student’s allegations.

Many Twitter users aren’t giving up the ghost, however. Numerous users took to the digital airwaves to say that, even if the original publication no longer believed its source, they still did.

Several suggested that the real reason for the story’s retraction was influence from wealthy or influential alumni of the school or fraternity.

A few even accused Rolling Stone of joining up with the sinister forces of “rape culture.”

Some have tried to move on quickly, suggesting that, true or not, the horrifying accusations against the fraternity were less important than the discussion they provoked.

This report, by Blake Neff, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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