Article about the role of social media in missing person cases

I found this interesting article about how social media, like Facebook etc., is used to help find missing people. It’s great in spreading awareness, but it can also fuel ugly rumors. I can attest to that myself. People think they can get away with saying anything on the internet. Sometimes they don’t mean to be cruel; they just forget there are real people behind the screen who will be affected by their words.

Time and time again I read the comments on articles about MP cases, and then tell myself never to do so again because it always makes me despair of the human race. People say such dreadful things. Of course, I always wind up reading the comments again, then making the vow again…

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