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Virginia gunman posts on social media to explain the killings

This screen shot shows the Twitter page of Bryce Williams, whose real name is Vester Lee Flanagan II, shortly after he fatally shot WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during a live broadcast in Moneta, Va., early Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 2015. The station said Flanagan was also an employee at WDBJ and appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (Twitter via AP)

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)- Randy Covington teaches Media Ethics at USC. He says what happened Wednesday may forever change the way traditional and social media operate.

Covington says, "It's incredibly troubling because hopefully this is just one deranged individual-- but if this is the new trend, I'm going to have my one minute of fame on live television - it is a game changer."

Vester Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams committed the crime in broad daylight on live TV- for anyone to see.

Perhaps one of the most chilling details was that after the crime, Flanagan uploaded a video to social media sites, Twitter and Facebook that shows him killing his victims.

He also made posts about why he committed the crime. It's presumed that Flanagan was posting that information while police were chasing him.

Shortly after the gunman posted the video, Facebook and Twitter suspended his accounts.


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