Mass killings in a digital age: Why experts say online scrolling can cause offline symptoms – GLOBAL

September 7, 2022

As they swipe through TikTok, more than a million viewers in the last two days have stumbled upon a video showing a woman staring into the camera. The accompanying text says she went to bed on Saturday not knowing what she’d wake up to.

The video continues and the image changes. The same woman is seen in multiple photos that show wounds all over her body — injuries she says she obtained as a result of a mass stabbing in Saskatchewan over the weekend.

At least 11 people died in the stabbing, including one of two suspects, and 19 were injured, according to the RCMP. A second suspect remains at large.

“My heart aches for my community,” her caption reads.

“I am so thankful I survived.”

Global News has seen the video but has not independently verified the woman’s story. At the time of publication, the woman had not responded to requests for comment about the video.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/9108970/social-media-trauma-mass-tragedy-mass-killing-james-smith-saskatchewan/

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