By Design, Social Media Helped Spread Shooter's Graphic Vid
Social media sites Facebook and Twitter became a tool Wednesday to help spread a killer's graphic video of the murder he'd just committed.By Leah Becerra | August 26, 2015
The shooting death of two journalists aired Wednesday during a live TV broadcast, but it also auto-played on countless Twitter and Facebook feeds.
The version seen on the social sites was more graphic, though, because it was from the gunman's perspective. And the posts were accompanied by more information that, at the time, not even local law enforcement had obtained.
Like the fact the alleged killer was actually Vester Lee Flanagan, a former employee of the TV station — on-air, he was known as Bryce Williams. He even cited his reasons for killing the reporter and cameraman. (Video via MSNBC)