In the wake of the terrible tragedy in Connecticut, initial reports said the shooter was a 24 year-old named Ryan Lanza. Online, people quickly located a Ryan Lanza on Facebook
and searched through his profile to see if there were any "clues" they could pin the shooting on. They found their clues...but the wrong Lanza
As we now know, the shooter was apparently Adam Lanza, the younger brother of a man named Ryan Lanza (It's unclear if the killer's brother and the Ryan Lanza on Facebook are the same person, though some details match
But during those initial reports, a mob of angry Facebook users noticed that Ryan Lanza had liked Mass Effect on Facebook.
Coupled with news reports that a Fox News expert
connected the horrific shooting to video games, some felt like this was proof positive that games were to blame.
A Facebook pile-on began.
"There is a connection between violent games and senseless violence in real life," wrote Facebook user Becky Laird Gluff. Another user, Melanie Bowers, said, "Ban this game and the people who created such sickness." And Catherine Barowski Plummer even wrote, "I am sure none of these precious children had this game on their Santa list... God help protect us from all the evil our society promotes." (More in the above gallery)
(Somewhat ironically, that Fox News expert also blamed Facebook for what happened