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[dupe] Three Individuals Charged for Alleged Roles in Twitter Hack (justice.gov)
188 points by catacombs 50 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments

How is this a dupe? The other link is late to the news and points to a TV website, while this one goes straight to the DOJ.

It's the same story. It doesn't make sense to have two threads about the same story on the front page at the same time. Not only does that split the discussion, it takes up an extra front page slot, and those are the scarcest resource on HN (https://hn.algolia.com/?dateRange=all&page=0&prefix=true&que...).

The salient question is whether the two submissions would lead to substantially different threads. If not, then we treat them as dupes, even if they're different articles.

I understand what a dupe is. What I don't understand is how my link, which was posted several hours before the other one, was considered a dupe.

You say both tell the same story. Then, in that case, the other link should be the dupe.

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