I truly hoped to never release this video, but unfortunately and unsurprisingly... here we are.
We need to be more thoughtful and intentional about what we're sharing and putting out in the world.
We need to truly consider the implications of our clicks, likes, and shares.
And we absolutely need to stop making murderers famous.
Thank you for the info and support:
Thank you Sherry Towers & team for your research:
"We found evidence that killings that receive national or international media attention do indeed inspire similar events a significant fraction of the time."
"We find significant evidence that mass killings involving firearms are incented by similar events in the immediate past. On average, this temporary increase in probability lasts 13 days, and each incident incites at least 0.30 new incidents (p = 0.0015). We also find significant evidence of contagion in school shootings, for which an incident is contagious for an average of 13 days, and incites an average of at least 0.22 new incidents (p = 0.0001). All p-values are assessed based on a likelihood ratio test comparing the likelihood of a contagion model to that of a null model with no contagion."
"The researchers did a statistical analysis of 176 mass shooting events in the U.S. from 2006 to 2011 and 220 school shootings between 1997 and 2013. They discovered that mass shootings were significantly more likely to occur if another shooting that received national media coverage took place in the previous 13 days -- a finding that suggests that mass shootings tend to cluster together in a similar manner to suicides."
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