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How Social Media Affected The Oregon Standoff

Residents near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon are expressing relief today. Julie Weikel told the AP that she posted “hallelujah” on Facebook because “I am so glad this is over.”

“Hallelujah” was also what the final holdout, David Fry, asked law enforcement to shout before he would surrender. We know that because the whole thing played out live online and on social media.

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at how that affected the standoff with Mike Barry, head of audience at Guardian US.

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