Fallout of Austin bombings exposes racial tensions, Russian bots and media distrust
Texas blast suspect Mark Anthony Conditt is seen in this undated handout photo released by Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, U.S. March 21, 2018. Austin Community College/Handout via REUTERS

Following a string of bombings in Austin early in March, the capital of the state of Texas has been plunged into national debates over race, media and foreign interference. When the man behind March’s five bombings in Austin killed himself after being cornered by police, it marked the end of three weeks of uncertainty and fear for the city’s inhabitants.