The Press should not give publicity to terrorists

BBC News Website

When a man drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and then stabbed a policeman, he did so in order to cause terror. Terror relies on a context. If he had just been a mad person then it would be written about as an awful crime. Think how many people get killed by cars, or get stabbed, each year but do not cause terror and do not get pages of newspaper coverage.

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Tobias Stone

Tobias Stone

Writing about politics, history, and society. Also at www.tswriting.substack.com, www.tswriting.co, @ts_writing