How Social Media Could've Changed the O.J. Simpson Trial
Would the power of social media have changed the outcome of the trial of the century?
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How would the O.J. Simpson trial have gone down if social media had existed? In light of FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the question is worth asking.
For the past nine weeks, the show has been a topic of conversation around our office and what seems like the whole internet. It brilliantly captured the events that changed everything—yes, everything. The trial gave rise to the 24-hour news cycle, reality television and, in a way, participatory journalism.