Breaking news event

Periods of heightened attention to current events of local, national, or international importance in mass media and on social media. During these moments of mass attention, legitimate information and misinformation may be indistinguishable until facts are established and vetted by official bodies. This period of confusion creates opportunities to sow confusion, target individuals, or shape certain narratives. Breaking news event is a Casebook value under the "Vulnerabilities" variable in the code book.

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