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by Micah J. Fleck
Milo Yiannopoulos’s official website has a bone to pick with the reports regarding the spike in missing girls from Washington, DC:
Over the past several days, activists have been crying foul over an apparent crisis occurring in Washington D.C. According to them, young black girls are going missing at alarming rates in the nation’s capital – and our racist society is attempting to cover it up.
Activists have tweeted hysterical messages like the following in an effort to raise awareness – apparently not so much about the missing girls themselves but about the “racism” of “society.”
The problem? There are several.
According to Vox, this controversy all got started when the D.C. police department announced it would be harnessing the power of social media to raise awareness about missing people in the area.
BBC reports that a police spokesperson, earlier this year, stated, “if more people in the public are aware, then that’s more eyes on the road for us.”
As a result, the D.C. police department has been increasingly uploading photos of missing people to social media. Vox states that any missing person under 15 or over 65 has their picture posted on Twitter by the police department.
“The result,” writes the BBC, “is a sense that girls in D.C. are going missing at an alarming rate – and that no one is paying attention.”