Political Violence

Mass Shootings

Online diary: Buffalo gunman plotted attack for months

The white gunman accused of massacring 10 black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about staging a livestreamed attack on African Americans, practiced shooting from his car and traveled hours from his home in March to scout out the store, according to detailed diary entries he appears to have posted


Opinion: As Congress Addresses January 6, It Should Look West

As the work of the January 6 Committee is framed more and more consistently as a purely political issue, it’s easy to be cynical about how relentlessly partisanship has blocked accountability for the events of that profoundly dangerous day for American democracy. Ten months have come and gone since the violence at our nation’s Capitol


Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in California, Facebook engineers were racing to tweak internal controls to slow the spread of misinformation

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