Learning from #Ferguson

The events unfolding in Ferguson, MO show how social media has changed the way news is communicated and framed. Social networks have also created new venues for conversations about issues like race, press freedoms and the power wielded by government.

What's on social media:

The blocks below link to search pages for some of the hashtags that social media users have created to talk about the events in Ferguson.

What's in the news:

News organizations from around the world are covering the unrest in Ferguson. Here are some ways professional journalists are telling the story.

Hoaxes, lies and errors

When something big happens, it’s natural to want to know what’s going on… but it’s also easier than ever before to fall for misinformation. Here are two examples out of Ferguson and some tips on interpreting breaking news.

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