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Social Cues: International Day of Peace? Not on Twitter

A spate of fatal police shootings keeps protesters calling for justice on social media.

Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina, and on social media after police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott, reporting he was armed.

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The third high-profile fatal police shooting in just one week has kept calls for justice echoing across social media.

Exactly a week ago, Tyree King, 13, was killed by police in Columbus, Ohio. Two days after, Tulsa, Oklahoma, police fatally shot Terence Crutcher. On Wednesday, another name rose to the top of Twitter's trending topics: Keith Lamont Scott.

Social Cues delivers the morning's top trending topics on Facebook and Twitter as your go-to guide on what your friends and followers are talking about. Here's what's trending Wednesday morning:

Keith Lamont Scott: Protesters took to the streets and to social media after another fatal police shooting, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina. At about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, officers shot and killed the 43-year-old, with police reporting Scott had a gun. A woman claiming to be Scott's sister streamed the aftermath of the deadly shooting on Facebook Live, arguing that he did not have a gun. By Wednesday morning, both Scott's name and #CharlotteProtest were trending on Twitter.

International Day of Peace: In a week of turmoil, plagued by shootings and terrorist threats, the Day of Peace brought out social media's optimists and pessimists, calling for peace but acknowledging the world still has a long way to go. "Hard to believe it's #internationaldayofpeace when all I see is hate and horror stories on the news and Twitter. #SpreadLoveNotHate," Rob Lundquist tweeted. The day is organized by the United Nations, with this year's theme being "Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace."

RIP Shawty: The Atlanta rapper "Shawty Lo" died in a car crash at about 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday. He was 40. Lo, whose real name is Carlos Walker, was best known for his 2008 hit "Dey Know," prompting "Listen to Dey Know By Shawty" to trend on Twitter, as well as Bankhead, his hometown.

Spotify and Tinder: It's a match! The dating app and the music streaming service have teamed up to help you make sure your potential partners never hit a sour note. Tinder will now let you connect your Spotify accounts to your profile, which means people won't be able to hide their awful music tastes anymore -- sorry, Nickelback fans.

"Mr. Trump's Stupid Excuses": Leave it to a New York Times editorial to both publicly roast Donald Trump and trend on Twitter "bigly" for it. In the op-ed, the Times asks, if the Republican candidate is such a financial genius, why is he hiding his tax returns? The article rebutted all of Trump's excuses for keeping his financial documents a secret and offered some "plausible explanations," including that Trump actually "earns very little money."