PBS NewsHour

In Face of Disaster, Social Media Helps People Connect

Clip: Season 2013 | 5m 47s

Immediately after the Boston Marathon bombings, people took to social media and other technology to spread news about the attacks and check on loved ones. Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn examine with political editor Christina Bellantoni how social media can act as both an emergency tool and as a platform to express grief.

Aired: 04/16/13

Rating: NR

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