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Praise for Uvalde shooter and call for copycats is growing online, Homeland Security warns

In a U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security bulletin released Thursday, officials sounded the...

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In a U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security bulletin released Thursday, officials sounded the…

Highlights

  • Homeland Security officials say online forums known for hosting violent extremist content are encouraging copycat attacks in the U.S.
  • Department of Homeland Security bulletin released Tuesday morning.
  • The bulletin comes as evidence of law enforcement’s calamitous mishandling of the shooting continues to emerge.
  • A lone gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 20, killing two teachers and 19 children.
  • After Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, far-right provocateur Alex Jones pushed the lie that the federal government had staged the shooting to drum up support for gun control measures.
  • Officials advised readers to “maintain digital and media literacy” and practice recognizing “false or misleading narratives”