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Manhunt director's Boston bombing film The Thread gets trailer

Manhunt director's Boston bombing film The Thread gets trailer

A trailer for Manhunt director Greg Barker's new documentary The Thread has been unveiled.

The Thread examines the role that social media played in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Both accurate and false details about the perpetrators of the terrorist attack were widely disseminated on social media while police conducted a state-wide search.

Barker has interviewed prominent journalists from major media outlets about how social media impacted their own reporting of the news story.

The Thread will be released in the USA, UK, Ireland and Australia on April 13 through digital platforms including iTunes.

Barker's exploration of the CIA's efforts to capture Osama bin Laden in Manhunt won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary.

He has more recently helmed We Are the Giant, a film about people whose lives were transformed by single decisions to stand up for their beliefs.

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