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Medium | 09.20.16

There was a bomb on my block.

danah boyd

D&S founder danah boyd critiques traditional media’s response to the September 17th bombings in NYC.

Traditional news media has a lot of say in what it publishes. This is one of the major things that distinguishes it from social media, which propagates the fears and anxieties of the public. And yet, time and time again, news media shows itself to be irresponsible, motivated more by the attention and money that it can obtain by stoking people’s fears than by a moral responsibility to help ground an anxious public.

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