Skimm This: New Zealand Mass Shootings, Climate Protests, the Woman of the Week


PUBLISHED MAR 15, 2019

It’s March 15th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Early this morning, 49 people were killed and dozens were hurt in shootings at mosques in New Zealand. Local authorities are calling it terrorism. Police are investigating a 70-page white nationalist manifesto that was left behind. And a live video of the violence that was posted to social media. On today’s episode, we take a look at extremist groups and how they gain traction online.

  • Hundreds of thousands of kids around the world skipped class today. And told politicians to do their homework on climate change. Today’s lesson plans: we’ll tell you about the movement.

  • We asked you to tell us about your Women of the Week. You delivered. On today’s episode, Skimm’r Emmaline tells us about a team that she’s rooting for during the NCAA tournament. Swish.

theSkimm: Gun violence at two mosques in New Zealand is forcing a conversation on how the internet has helped hate groups gain traction around the world. Meanwhile, students took action to protest government inaction on climate change. And one Skimm’r tells us about her pick for Woman of the Week.

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