The events of the Astroworld Festival Incident provoked critical response to the mass spread of misinformation across social media platforms.

From the article, “Extremity carries capital. It’s what gets clicks, shares, comments,” said Scott W. Campbell, professor of communication and media. “We’re getting a deeper taste into what kind of trauma can be captured and shared, and this incident is an example of that and how psychologically shattering it can be for some people.”

Read the full article from the Wall Street Journal here