The New York Times: Searching Social Media for Clues About Violent Crimes

The New York Times: Searching Social Media for Clues About Violent Crimes. “In the last several weeks, my colleagues and I have reported on two suspects in high-profile crimes: Robert Bowers, the man accused of killing 11 people in a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and Cesar Sayoc Jr., who has been charged with sending explosives through the mail to prominent Democrats and news organizations. On Tuesday, a judge ordered Mr. Sayoc to be held without bail. In both cases, the social media accounts of the suspects were instrumental in determining possible motives for their alleged crimes.”