“I want to trigger them into writing an article about me.” Have journalists and social media users inadvertently found themselves in the hate speech PR business? I’ve been wondering about this issue a lot. Are we actually over-covering some forms of hate speech and acts of vandalism (and giving its perpetrators exactly what they want)? From ProPublica: A 2-for-1 for Racists: Post Hateful Fliers, and Revel in the News Coverage.

+ Here’s an example of the kind of coverage I’m talking about. From USA Today: Bus with anti-transgender message is vandalized in NYC.