the route of a rumor, the route of the killer

It is the genealogy of a crime, the story of a rumor launched on Facebook by a parent of a student, on October 7, 2020, which ends in a terrorist claim on Twitter, nine days later, relayed until in Idlib, a jihadist stronghold in Syria.

Thanks to hundreds of documents collected online, to archives of social networks and websites, since deleted, and to judicial sources, The world has reconstructed the collision of two trajectories: that of a college rumor that has gone viral, and that of a young radicalized Muslim who wants to take action and seeks a target.

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