8chan struggles to stay online after El Paso shooting

Critics say the online forum enables the spread of hate speech.
People light candles during a vigil after the shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 4.
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How internet 'echo chambers' lead to faster radicalization

Mar 20, 2019
"Large media corporations have a duty to take on this challenge," one expert says.
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The man accused of killing at least 50 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week seems to be, in many ways, the ultimate example of online radicalization.
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What role should governments play in regulating speech online?

Aug 24, 2018
"Many people ... trust these big tech companies frankly more than they do their politicians," Politico's chief technology correspondent says.
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Shooting survivors describe their long-term recovery

Feb 19, 2018
Even years after an event, the trauma lingers.
Barb Whitfield (R) and her grandson Wanya Whitfield, 15, visit at a makeshift memorial to the victims of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. 
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Recovery resources and funding options for mass shooting survivors

Jan 31, 2018
“You are dealing with people whose lives have been destroyed and money is a pretty poor substitute for loss.”
People attend a candlelight vigil at Las Vegas City Hall October 2, 2017, after a gunman killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada late October 1, 2017.
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What does the U.S get back for its foreign aid spending?

Jan 3, 2018
Over the past few days, President Donald Trump has tweeted quite a bit about foreign aid. On New Year’s Day, he complained about the amount of foreign aid we send to Pakistan and criticized its government for not doing more…

Nervous Americans are shelling out for travel insurance

Nov 13, 2017
Travelers, wary of potential terrorism and natural disasters, are increasingly protecting themselves in advance.
Americans spent almost $3 billion on insurance in 2016, up 19 percent from two years earlier, the US Travel Insurance Association says. Above, travelers make their way to flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
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4 ways to design safer cities, and why we don't

Aug 25, 2017
Architectural changes may not be the best way to counter vehicle terrorism.
Sunset Triangle Plaza in Los Angeles, CA is pedestrianized and uses planters as barriers between people and busy Sunset Boulevard. 
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