BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting during a large gathering at a suburban Chicago hotel left one man dead and several other people wounded. Police in Bloomingdale said officers who responded about 2:35 a.m. Saturday to a report of shots fired on the fifth floor of the Indian Lakes Hotel saw several people fleeing. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the medical examiner’s office identified the person killed as 27-year-old James McGill Jr., of Chicago. Bloomingdale Public Safety Director Frank Giammarese says the shooting occurred during “some type of large get-together” among hotel guests. He says investigators are still piecing together what happened.
He says that misinformation has turned more conspiracy ridden since 2016 and says that people need to be cautious of posts they may see online, adding to always check a story across multiple news sites in order to verify its legitimacy. (WBNG) — One of the outcomes of the 2016 elections showed that misinformation was prevalent on social media, but Jeremy Blackburn, Assistant Prof. of Computer Science at Binghamton University, warns it’s still very much around in the 2020 cycle. Blackburn says that while more social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are more aware of misinformation and they do try to ban it, it is still readily accessible on other smaller sites, like Reddit, and users are still being exposed to it.