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Our Reactions To Terror Are A Litany Of Hypocrisies

Social media reactions to terrorism or acts of terror make for very interesting case studies. Never before have the masses been able to opine with such freedom on platforms that allow millions of others to read and share their views. News channels, newspapers and so on today are being challenged by people directly as the internet, often via smartphones and tablets, offers unprecedented, and often alternative and raw access to information. However, such access and fluidity in information flow comes with certain shortcomings.
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The Western Mass Murderer Vs. The Muslim Terrorist

It might be instructive to devote some time to studying two acts of terror--the 2011 massacre at the hands of Anders Breivik in Norway and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing perpetrated by two Chechen Muslims--which have occurred in the not-so-distant past and the reactions that they engendered. More specifically, let us see how these two acts were analyzed and reported by prominent Western writers in major publications.
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What The Media's 'Biased' Coverage Says About Us

It is easy for us as readers to accuse the media of biased reporting and to portray journalists as being West-obsessed. Indeed, the media is to be blamed for under-reporting crucial events and not amply informing us of them. But the average reader is also to blame for this. The average consumer of news is more attracted by click-bait headlines and colourful stories than by facts or scholarly opinion.