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.”

KDWN: Officials To Build Database To Aid Las Vegas Shooting Victims

KDWN: Officials To Build Database To Aid Las Vegas Shooting Victims. “Clark County officials say they are working to create a database of everyone who attended, worked or responded to the county music festival on the Las Vegas Strip where a mass shooting killed 58 people and left hundreds injured.”

Seattle Times: Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database

Seattle Times: Minnesota researchers create mass shooting database. “Two Twin Cities researchers are building a database of mass shooters with the goal of better understanding why mass shootings happen and identifying ways to prevent them. Jillian Peterson, a Hamline University assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and James Densley, an associate professor of criminal justice at Metropolitan State University, are working on the project, Minnesota Public Radio reported .”

New York Times: What to Do With the Tributes After the Shooting Stops

New York Times: What to Do With the Tributes After the Shooting Stops.”In recent years, archivists, historians and librarians have been asked to curate the aftermath of catastrophes: school massacres, a nightclub siege, a bombing, a rampage during a Bible study. The ease and speed with which the sprawling memorials appear belie the years of work that almost always follow…. For the cities that fill the grimmest of roll calls — Boston and Newtown, Aurora and Orlando, Blacksburg and Tucson, Charleston and College Station — advice on how to handle tragedy comes from conciliatory conference calls, knowing emails and occasional seminars at professional conferences. There are questions that are suddenly both logistical and existential: What do you do with truckloads of teddy bears? How do you prevent mildew? How soon is too soon to dismantle memorials?”

CNET: Orlando shooting victims’ families sue Twitter, Google, Facebook

CNET: Orlando shooting victims’ families sue Twitter, Google, Facebook. “Families of the Orlando shooting victims have filed a lawsuit against Twitter, Google and Facebook for failing to limit the reach of the Islamic State group. Filed Monday in the Eastern District of Michigan, the families accuse the tech companies of supplying Islamic State-supporting individuals with the means to ‘spread extremist propaganda, raise funds, and attract new recruits.’ ”