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Guest Host: Indira Lakshmanan
On Easter Sunday, a 74-year-old man in Cleveland, OH was fatally shot in a random attack that was posted to Facebook by the killer. The vicious murder was the latest act of violence to be widely shared on social media.
Facebook has since closed the alleged killer’s account and issued a statement on the incident. But in a more connected world, scenes of unforgettable violence are only ever a few clicks away. What does their accessibility do to us? And how should sites that inadvertently host disturbing videos respond?
- Nick Castele Reporter at WCPN ideastream in Cleveland.
- Roxane Cohen Silver Professor and researcher in the Department of Psychology & Social Behavior and the Department of Medicine at University of California at Irvine.
- Al Tompkins Senior faculty at The Poynter Institute, a non-profit journalism school.
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