How emoji can kill: As gangs move online, social media fuel violence

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  1. hawki

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    "Instead of tagging graffiti, some rival gang members now upload video of themselves chanting slurs in enemy territory. Taunts and fights that once played out over time on the street are these days hurled instantaneously on Twitter and Instagram. The online aggression can quickly translate into outbreaks of real violence — teens killing each other over emoji and virtually relayed gang signs.

    Social media have profoundly changed gang activity in the United States, according to a new report...

    'You don’t have to call someone out anymore. You don’t even have to send a text message. It’s all on Facebook Live,... Social media has become this rapid vehicle for violence, and there are real consequences to it, lives being taken because of that'...

    'They call it 'cyber banging.'..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-media-fuels-violence/?utm_term=.f6794878cb97
     
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