Breaking news stories by several media outlets released over the past two days claimed incidents of gang activity or that a police officer had been shot in Wilmington, neither of which played out to be true as discovered by the Los Angeles Times. The need to share news stories quickly has led to the spreading of misinformation. What is true is that a young man lost his life as a result of gun violence and a discussion about gun control has yet failed to be center of attention.
The Wilmington Wire compiled a list of conversations on social media, primarily on Twitter, as news broke about these incidents. Take a look at how this inaccurate information impacted the community.