Should the media withhold the identities of mass shooters? | The Tylt
After every mass shooting, the national media invariably obsesses over the identity of the perpetrator―plastering images of their face across news networks and obsessing over their background. Some believe this only encourages copycat killers, and media organizations should hide the identities of mass shooters from the public. But others argue it is important to learn all we can from mass shooters and burying the name and motive of a killer does nothing to stop the violence. What do you think?
Should the media withhold the identities of mass shooters?
Bailey Schweitzer, 20, graduated from high school just two years ago. She was described as a "ray of sunshine" by her employer. Her young life was taken by a gunman in #LasVegas.— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) October 3, 2017
Remember the victims, NOT the shooter. #NoNotoriety pic.twitter.com/l8po8M2Pue
PLEASE STOP TWEETING THE SHOOTER'S NAME.— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) October 2, 2017
It is trending on Twitter right now.
Notoriety only ENCOURAGES future mass shooters.
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