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Muslims use social media to protest news coverage of North Carolina students' deaths
Muslims use social media to protest news coverage of North Carolina students' deaths

The news broke faster and wider over social media than it did over America's mainstream media: Three Muslim college students had been shot Tuesday evening in Chapel Hill, N.C., raising suspicion that they had been killed because of their religion. The identities of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were not officially confirmed and publicly released by the authorities until early Wednesday. Local news outlets paid close attention to the story overnight. But the killings especially took off among Muslims and Arabs on social media, who widely shared the victims' names and photos and closely parsed the...

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