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Charleston Shooting: Social Media Overload

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IS IT UNITING … OR DIVIDING?

|| By FITSNEWS || Last week’s horrific, racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C. has spawned torrents of reaction – from friends and family members of the victims, the confessed killer, media, politicians, church leaders, business leaders, etc.

And, well, you.

Social media has erupted in the aftermath of the “Holy City Massacre,” with tens of thousands – if not hundreds of thousands – of entries devoted to (or referencing) the tragedy which unfolded at the Mother Emanuel AME Church last Wednesday evening.  People have mourned, prayed, blamed, opined and speculated.  They’ve also debated dozens of different issues: Racism, religion, drug use, mental illness, capital punishment, guns and yes … the symbols embraced by the killer.

It’s been an overload of opinion … and in many cases, it’s been too much.

We’ve spoken with countless people who tell us they’ve “de-friended” or “unfollowed” certain people on various social media platforms in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Which leads us to our question(s) …

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And perhaps the most important question …

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