US media face Muslim criticism over student murder coverage

The murder of three Muslim students in the United States has sparked accusations in the Arab world of double standards by American media in their coverage of the attack.

Details of the shooting in the North Carolina university town of Chapel Hill on Tuesday emerged slowly, with social media users leading the way ahead of conventional media.

By the time it had garnered national coverage, thousands were posting messages on Twitter with the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter while dissecting cautious media reporting on the possible motives of the gunman.

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