Washington Post: More than 208,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine

Washington Post: More than 208,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine. “The Washington Post has spent the past year determining how many children have been exposed to gun violence during school hours since the Columbine High massacre in 1999. Beyond the dead and wounded, children who witness the violence or cower behind locked doors to hide from it can be profoundly traumatized. The federal government does not track school shootings, so The Post pieced together its numbers from news articles, open-source databases, law enforcement reports and calls to schools and police departments.”

Whitesplaining on Facebook: PhD Student Donte Newman Looks at Race and Social Media (American University)

American University: Whitesplaining on Facebook: PhD Student Donte Newman Looks at Race and Social Media. “Newman is writing his dissertation on race and social media, specifically examining white people’s Facebook responses to police violence. He’s not just probing racial attitudes, but how people’s interactions with technology shape and reinforce societal power structures. ‘In light of a string of recent shootings, police brutality against black people has emerged as a contentious topic in national dialogue. And many of these conversations are taking place within Facebook,’ says Newman. ‘However, the technological architecture of Facebook may influence how users have conversations about racially motivated police shootings.'”

Chicago Tribune: Tweets from gang members express grief over violence — but then turn to anger, researchers find

Chicago Tribune: Tweets from gang members express grief over violence — but then turn to anger, researchers find. “Four years ago, after learning a friend had been slain, a Chicago street gang member posted a praying hands emoji on her Twitter account lamenting the death. Gakirah Barnes’ grief quickly turned to anger. Within minutes she again took to social media, this time to vow revenge on her rivals — even if they weren’t the ones responsible for killing her friend. Four days later, Barnes, just 17, was dead, shot as she stood with friends on a street in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.”

YouTube shooting: Female suspect ‘angry over video postings’ (BBC)

BBC: YouTube shooting: Female suspect ‘angry over video postings’. “The suspect in a gun attack at YouTube’s HQ in California had expressed anger over its treatment of her video postings, media reports say. Police have named Nasim Aghdam, 39, as the suspect but say they are still investigating a motive. US media say Aghdam was angry that YouTube was filtering her videos and reducing the money she could make.”

BuzzFeed: Twitter Says Impersonating A Journalist During A Mass Shooting Doesn’t Violate Its Rules

BuzzFeed: Twitter Says Impersonating A Journalist During A Mass Shooting Doesn’t Violate Its Rules. “In the wake of the Florida high school shooting Wednesday, Twitter users began spreading doctored tweets targeting Miami Herald reporter Alex Harris. The shooting Wednesday left at least 17 dead. After the shooter entered the school and began the attack, some students posted on Snapchat and Twitter about what was happening. Harris was one of the first reporters to reach out to the students to help explain the situation. As the tweet went viral, Harris began getting harassment.”

The Independent: US military adds more than 4,000 names to gun background check database after Texas mass shooting

The Independent: US military adds more than 4,000 names to gun background check database after Texas mass shooting. “The US military has added more than 4,000 names to a federal background check database in the three months since a mass shooting revealed the organisation had consistently failed to report troubling convictions to the FBI.”