#NAACPbombing Goes Viral As Frustration Grows

Source: Jessica Guynn / USA Today

The hashtag #NAACPbombing has gone viral, reflecting frustration among one of Twitter’s most vocal communities about what they say is a glaring disparity in how news outlets cover violence against blacks.

By Tuesday night, #NAACPbombing was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter. The hashtag continued to trend on Wednesday, with nearly 120,000 mentions.

Authorities are investigating whether the detonation of an improvised explosive deviceoutside of a Colorado Springs building that houses the local chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday was an act of domestic terrorism.

The device was placed next to a gasoline can and detonated, but the gas didn’t ignite. As a result, there were no injuries and minimal damage.

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