Violence in the Age of Social Media
When all the world’s a stage, mass shooters, terrorists, street gangs, and hate groups perform violent acts for the notoriety that they bring. Technology has created an economy of consumers, producers, and distributors of violent victimization, and violent offenders want the audience to look before they look away, says criminologist James Densley. Urgent yet hopeful, this TED talk explores the proliferation of violent content across the internet and the tools we can all use to minimize our exposure and subscription to viral violence.
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