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When Online Speech About Homelessness Manifests In The Real World

Ted S. Warren
AP Photo

Tempers have flared in the past few months over Seattle's response to homelessness. 

Much of that started online. Many people share their frustrations about tents or crime on Facebook groups or websites like Nextdoor. 

Real Change reporter Ashley Archibald looked into how that online speechmanifests in the real world

She tells KNKX that it's something RealChange vendors, many of whom have experienced homelessness, are watching closely.

A Seattle native and former KNKX intern, Simone Alicea spent four years as a producer and reporter at KNKX. She earned her Bachelor's of Journalism from Northwestern University and covered breaking news for the Chicago Sun-Times. During her undergraduate career, she spent time in Cape Town, South Africa, covering metro news for the Cape Times.