What Can Garlic Festival Shooter’s Social Media Tell Us? | NBC News Now

What Can Garlic Festival Shooter’s Social Media Tell Us? | NBC News Now



now the shooting suspect posted something on his Instagram about a book that is pretty popular with white supremacist not that long before he opened fire Ben Collins is a tech reporter for NBC News digital he's been following this Ben let's talk about that Instagram what does it tell us about the suspected shooter and about the attack sure so the very first thing that you're gonna note is this photo which is of the festival and this was this was taken apparently couple minutes before the shooting began that's the scary stuff in terms of motive what we know is that you know there is a link to a manifesto he said read this thing called might is right might is right is a really well-known really I guess well coordinated in in the far right mm-hmm white nationalist manifesto from 1890 and when you for example if you're a go on 4chan and people were talking about mine comp for example or the Turner Diaries which is another big one national manifesto they would also talk about might is right it's about combat it's about how the only way for your race to survive is to is to fight for it physically and the world is about death and destruction so it's really really dark stuff and he was slightly just a couple minutes before he he went and shot this festival this Instagram account said to read this but this isn't the first time that someone who's been involved in an attack as either posted about white supremacy or posted something indicating perhaps a problem on social media what's been the response from the social media companies this time around had they addressed it I know you did say that it happened just moments before but had they addressed you know how they can sort of work with these types of clues and deal with it better in the future right I mean there are ways to better identify this sort of thing like this was up for 14 hours after the fact and you know this is something that the geo-targeted right they're like they know why this was taken so the fact that that was still up a day later and we were able to see it before it went down it's probably not great news Facebook says that you know if you know if it has it sends its thoughts to the families and things like that but this happens all the time you know how many times is gonna happen we've seen it in San Diego we've seen in Christchurch it's all the same sort of playbook and doesn't look at it's gonna stop anytime soon Ben Collins thank you so much we appreciate it hey NBC News viewers thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching

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  • Lone wolf gunman.
    JOHN MARK FASCIST TRUMP EXTREMIST ADVOCATING CIVIL WAR AND GENOCIDE OF DEMS AND LIBS AND ANYONE RESISTING THEIR FASCIST TAKE OVER .
    WANTS TO DESTROY THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO STARVE MILLIONS. READ IT AND PREPARE YOUR DEFENCES. IT ONLY TAKES ONE SIDE TO MAKE A WAR. THEYRE ATTACKING US N O W.

  • Before the big bad white boy shot and killed an unarmed: 6 yr old boy. A 13 yr old girl. And a 25 yr old black man. Why? NOt FOR BEING A THREAT TO THE COWARDS "RACE"…BUT FOR BEING ALIVE.
    NO EXCUSE. HE JUST WANTED TO DIE BECAUSE HE WAS TOO WEAK AND LAZY TO LIVE IN PEACE AND TOO COWARDLY TO OFF HIMSELF. SUICIDE BY COP.
    IF HE CARED ABOUT HIS RACE HE WOULDVE BEEN WORKING W BERNIE AND LIZ TO MAKE THEIR LIVES SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER.
    THEY NEEDED LINE OF SITE SECURITY ON THE FENCES GUARDS AND OR CAMERAS. THEY COULD HAVE STOPPED HIM BEFORE HE BREACHED THE FENCE. LESSON 1 FOR PUBLIC VENYES. WE VE EBTERED A NEW ERA OF EVER ESCALATING ATTACKS BY TRUMPS EXTREMIST FASCIST PONE WOLF DOMESTIC TERRORISTSSEE J9H MARK.
    DOMINIONISTS.CIVIL WAR 2 SITE.
    EDUCATE YOURSELVES. ARM YOURSELVES JOIN UP BE VIGILANT AND DETERMINED. THEY ARE MAKING WAR ON US N O W.
    Time to defend ourselves is N O W.

  • If he were a brown guy shooting up a public event he would be labeled as a terrorist, and then they would interview anybody he's ever met and make sure nothing like this ever happens again, but since it's a white supremacist shooting up the place killing a six-year-old boy of color nobody even cares enough to make sure that it doesn't happen again do they?

  • Airborne Ranger says:

    That he was a Iranian Italian who had anger issues and Nazi worship just another left wing nutjob being classified as a right winger! Nonsense the media needs to stop the lies

  • So..let me get this straight…He identifies himself as Iranian but he is white? I have not heard that he is Iranian on the media but people who knew him and went to school with him say he is Iranian and hates whites and was always putting whites down…what is the truth?

  • His post before the shooting, "Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hoards of mestizos and silicon valley white twats." Anarchism at its finest.

  • He was Iranian and Italian as per his own facebook profile. He was not on a white supremacists website it was an anarchist, anti-semitic, anti-christian website.

  • Again u mfs won't fool me 15 to 80 boys are the dangerous mfs on planet earth not some mf 5000 miles away in some desert..white Amerikkkans terrorist from day one

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