When is it 'terrorism'?

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When is it 'terrorism'?

Post by Idéfix on Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:58 pm

Two incidents happened in 2014 in the US. Two police officers were killed in both. A third civilian victim was killed in both. In both incidents, the perpetrators cited anti-government political reasons. One was committed by a white couple sporting Nazi insignia, the other by a black Muslim man. The incident perpetrated by the black Muslim man was covered four-and-a-half times more in newspaper articles.

Shankar Vedantam of NPR digs into the facts around terrorist violence and how they are misrepresented in the media.

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/19/532963059/when-is-it-terrorism-how-the-media-covers-attacks-by-muslim-perpetrators

The academic research paper mentioned in the piece is here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2928138
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