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Education Week | 02.22.18

Students Spoke Out After Fla. School Shooting. Then Internet Trolls Attacked.

Joan Donovan

Education Week interviewed Data & Society Media Manipulation Lead Joan Donovan about misinformation spread after the Parkland shooting.

“The problem with amplified speech online is that something like this crisis-actor narrative gets a lot of reach and attention, then the story becomes about that, and not the shooting or what these students are doing. I would suggest that media only mentions these narratives to say that this is wrong and that students need to be believed.”

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