It really isn't that hard to say the right thing in the face of a national tragedy, the way New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern did . We could have had someone like that:
New Zealand PM: “Many of those who will have been directly affected by the shooting may be migrants to New Zealand. They may even be refugees here … They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not.”https://t.co/roABvN4H5c pic.twitter.com/Wm6E1Zckh9
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 15, 2019
Australian PM describes New Zealand mosque shootings as having been perpetrated by an “extremist, rightwing, violent terrorist, that has taken the lives – stolen the lives – in a vicious, murderous attack that has claimed so many New Zealanders.” https://t.co/hCO7hdFFDQ pic.twitter.com/36N2NXdEB3
— ABC News (@ABC) March 15, 2019
An explicit expression of sympathy with the Muslim community, unlike the President and most of the 2020 Democrat field.
(No mention of terrorism though, but I would argue that that's less critical for a private citizen.) https://t.co/hDmYk7W6oP
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) March 15, 2019
My heart breaks for New Zealand & the global Muslim community. We must continue to fight the perpetuation and normalization of Islamophobia and racism in all its forms.
White supremacist terrorists must be condemned by leaders everywhere. Their murderous hatred must be stopped.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 15, 2019
Remember how we were all shocked and disgusted by Trump's public statements after Charlottesville? Now imagine something quite literally a hundred times worse than that. And then you still won't have this, from a New Zealand Senator reacting to the massacres today. https://t.co/e2MruALDUR
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) March 15, 2019
Here's what we know from a database of nine years of domestic terrorism incidents in the United States: https://t.co/4e0PR01Xf4
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— The Nation (@thenation) March 15, 2019
Extremism researchers and journalists (including me) warned the company in emails, on the phone, and to employees' faces after the last terror attack that the next one would show signs of YouTube radicalization again, but the outcome would be worse. I was literally scoffed at. https://t.co/z0OPqfJJw6
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 15, 2019
After all of this, I still have hope we can end the YouTube radicalization cycle. Here’s why:
When was the last time you were recommended an ISIS video on YouTube or Facebook?
The answer is probably never. Thats because law enforcement and tech companies made it a top priority.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 15, 2019
YouTube. Whose recommendation (=radicalization) engine keeps sliding fascist content into my strictly videogame-related view suggestions. https://t.co/n7flD6spqk
— Asteris Masouras 正义 (@asteris) March 15, 2019
YouTube and Twitter, do your job. Clean up this oozing cesspool.
‘I found a lot of similarities between jihadis and neo-Nazis – and it has less to do with the ideology and more to do with their human needs that aren’t being met’ explains @Deeyah_Khan, director of two films on @Netflix exploring white supremacy and radical Islam. pic.twitter.com/00zIIVjYGe
— Fuuse (@Fuuse) March 5, 2019
the internet is a powerful tool for radicalization because of its capacity for curation. in daily life, you encounter all kinds of people doing mostly ordinary things. online, you can follow specific feeds/accounts/sites until all you see is one type of person doing bad things.
— Elizabeth Bruenig (@ebruenig) March 15, 2019
While we're on the subject, I think it's useful to point out what a longtime Atlanta icon and hero to many has been advocating for years. https://t.co/UWsPHWJ1Zj
— Jay Bookman (@jaysbookman) March 15, 2019
"The move prompted a mini-celebration in Cape May, a town known for its historic preservation. In true South Jersey fashion, the local Wawa gave away free coffee and donuts in honor of the home’s long-awaited arrival." https://t.co/m9eVCpGOIc via @thepressofac
— cjaramillo (@cjaramillo) March 15, 2019
An estimated 20,000 at the youth climate strike in London today. Young people I spoke to told me ‘hundreds’ had gone on strike from their schools. This is phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/gY2pzLzg0y
— Clare Hymer (@ClareHymer) March 15, 2019
.@carlosasanchez: Amid what Border Patrol calls an unsustainable influx of asylum seekers crossing the border, Sister Norma Pimentel’s Humanitarian Respite Center + its wide network of volunteers are providing for all who come through its doors. https://t.co/GuLzee4jLO
— Texas Monthly (@TexasMonthly) March 15, 2019
White supremacist extremists in #NJ are actively spreading their ideologies, attempting to intimidate minorities, and committing low-level crimes. In 2018, at least 6 white supremacist extremist organizations actively operated in the State. Learn more: https://t.co/BaD2DJLByh pic.twitter.com/DoVwRQiWHO
— NJ Homeland Security (@NJOHSP) March 13, 2019
“These works do not mean to convince but to affirm. In that sense, they mirror the Trump presidency, which seeks primarily to harden Trump’s support through emotion, not expand it through persuasion.” https://t.co/eLlZU1BjLH
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) March 15, 2019
After this week, I tried really hard to come up with some hopeful content. There wasn't much, for which I apologize. To make you all feel better, I'm pulling out the heavy duty stuff. We need it:
Megan and her baby made their way out into the habitat this morning for the most adorable debut! Half-sister Saambili made an appearance too. The way Megan effortlessly cares for this sweet newborn is completely melting our hearts. Gender confirmation and baby's name to come! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/H9Ttk0VjFU
— Dallas Zoo (@DallasZoo) March 14, 2019