Gruesome murder in France sparks new criticism of social media

October 21, 2020

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The coffin of slain teacher Samuel Paty is carried in the courtyard of the Sorbonne University during a national memorial event, Oct. 21, 2020, in Paris, France.


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The gruesome murder of a history teacher in France has sparked intense criticism of social media companies over the role they played in motivating the killer and inciting the fatal attack. And, according to a new study by the University of Cambridge, millennials around the world are currently less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century. Also, one of the biggest issues facing some European cities before the coronavirus was overtourism. So, how are the cities coping now that the tourists are staying at home?

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