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Documentary 201559 minutesOn: Free Services 

The Thread is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible. The ensuing investigation led to an innocent young man being charged with the crime, thus changing the face of journalism forever. Directed by Greg Barker (Manhunt) and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (American High) and Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire).The Thread is free on Tubi, free on Plex, and streaming with subscription on Sundance Now. It's a documentary movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.2 (615 votes).

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#33,170 Ranked Movie

#106 Ranked in News Movies

#267 Ranked in Movies on Sundance Now

#4327 Ranked in Documentary Movies

The Thread has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.2 (615 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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