Killed as a search term
For years I’ve Googled the word “killed” two to four times a week - I click on “News” and then on “Last 24 hours” in a routine I use to find stories about terror attacks. This is because after journalists quit using the word “terror” and “terrorism” to describe terror attacks it was still necessary to find the stories about terror attacks if you were following the war on terror.
The good news is that terror attacks outside of war zones and the strife torn border areas (Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, West Bank, Gaza, Somalia, etc.) are way down. Now a typical search for “killed” in the last 24 hours will net you people killed in traffic accidents, some of our war dead, and very rarely a terror story. During 2006-2008 there were multiple terror stories every day from multiple countries, and there was a vast improvement post election 2008.
Say what you will - but you can’t fail to notice that something has changed. Is that the right word? Change?