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Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online05:55
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People protest against poaching after the death of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
People protest against poaching after the death of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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Since it was revealed that Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer shot Cecil the lion, social media has been excoriating Palmer. The web site for his dental practice has been taken down and the hashtag #WalterPalmer is rife with threats and insults.

Here & Now's Robin Young takes a look at how the Internet response has been playing out with Julia Turner of Slate – from the targeting of Palmer, to the backlash against targeting Palmer and the debates it has engendered online.

We also take a look at the furor by social media users in China following the death of a woman on a mall escalator.

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This segment aired on July 31, 2015.

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