The aftermath of the murder of Bulgarian television presenter Victoria Marinova has been an unedifying spectacle in which Marinova was the first victim and the credibility of those who rushed to judgment, the second.
It has been a case study of the media, both within Bulgaria and abroad, feeding themselves into the grinder of the 24-hour news cycle that already spins at a rate fatal to measured thought and sober consideration.
No less, it has been a case study in the pernicious multiplier effect of sharing on social networks, by those all too eager to recklessly to share their clicks not only while the jury was out, but had not yet even been summoned. “Bulgarian investigative journalist murdered”, by the otherwise reputable Politico, was just one example…. / IBNA
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