“They want you to watch.”
James Densley and Jill Peterson write about how the prevalence of violence in the media serves terrorists’ interests in spreading destruction. The widespread use of social media platforms paved the way for the mass shooting of 50 worshipers to be livestreamed on Facebook: a performance of violence for the world. Densley and Peterson call out tech companies in Silicon Valley to hold them accountable for the destructive messages they can spread.
Read the full piece from the Star Tribune here.