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Mass Attacks and the Media: Dissuading Killers by Starving Them of Coverage

Aug 5, 2019 | 20:46 GMT
A memorial on Aug. 5, 2019, after a mass shooting the day before at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that left 21 people dead.

Flowers and signs are seen at a makeshift memorial after the shooting that left 21 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on August 5, 2019. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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