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Dallas Shooting Triggers Messages of Hate, Sorrow and Hope in Social Media

It was nearing midnight when the Dallas, Texas, police department first tweeted news that a #BlackLivesMatter protest had turned deadly: Speculation and finger-pointing began almost immediately, and, it would seem, everyone was a suspect: “It was the [Ku Klux]Klan,” one individual posted on the Dallas PD’s Facebook page, “trying to destroy the #BlackLivesMatter reputation.”   Some blamed the #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) group for fueling hatred against...

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