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.


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

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