<billions> social media and US mass shootings

Luke Munn luke.munn at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 02:02:42 CEST 2019

Thanks for these links. I'll just add one more - a recent article I wrote
after the Christchurch shooting attack here in Aotearoa, which covers some
of the same ground: alt-right violence, extremism online, 8chan, etc.



On Tue, 6 Aug 2019 at 23:47, Sam de Silva <sam at commonedge.com.au> wrote:

> Some links
> *In the Wake of Two Mass Shootings, Fake News Proliferates on Social Media*
> - 5 Aug 2019 -
> After a tragic mass shooting event, many struggle to make sense of the
> bloodshed and unnecessary violence. Unfortunately, this often results in
> the spread of inaccurate information intended to mislead or confuse
> readers, and the response to the deadly El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio,
> shootings over the weekend were no exception. In the wake of reports
> indicating that the alleged El Paso shooter was a Trump supporter whose
> manifesto made reference to far-right rhetoric about immigration,
> right-wing pundits immediately tried to distance themselves from the
> alleged shooter, blaming the shooting on everything from violent video
> games to drag queens. More at
> https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/el-paso-dayton-shooting-fake-news-antifa-charlottesville-867499/
> *Trump calls for social media companies to ‘detect mass shooters before
> they strike’ - *5 Aug 2019 -
> After two recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio,
> President Trump said his administration would ask social media companies to
> develop tools that could detect potential mass shooters.
> While delivering a speech on the recent violence, Trump said “we must do a
> better job of identifying and acting on early warning signs,” and he
> suggested social media companies could develop new ways of catching “red
> flags.” … More at
> https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/5/20754761/trump-social-media-companies-mass-shooting-predictions-el-paso-texas-dayton-ohio
> *Here’s how Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and 8chan handle white supremacist
> content* - 4 Aug 2019 -
> In light of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the
> weekend, Recode reviewed how these platforms handle content that promotes
> violence and spreads hateful ideologies. More at
> https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/8/4/20753951/el-paso-dayton-shooting-8chan-twitter-facebook
> *What Is 8chan, and How Is It Related to This Weekend's Shootings? Here's
> What to Know* - 5 Aug 2019 - more at
> https://time.com/5644314/8chan-shootings/
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