May 20, 2022 the Editor: Re “Others Joined Chat Room With Suspect Before Attack” (news article, May 18):

I’m a 70-year-old tech dinosaur. I don’t understand what an algorithm is, but I do know that we have a significant problem if a racist openly discussed in chat rooms his plans to carry out an atrocity and no one did anything to stop it.

Robert Salzman
New York

A crowd gathered Sunday outside Tops Market for a vigil the day after the shooting in Buffalo.Credit…Joshua Rashaad McFadden for The New York Times

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Bob Salzman

Bob Salzman

Past winner Funniest Lawyer in NYC; 2020 “Sorting out the Mess”, and contest winning essay in forthcoming anthology 2020- Hell We Should Never Forget”