How ‘E-Responders’ Use Social Media to Stem Violence

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"Cyberbanging," young people provoking each other via social media, can turn deadly, escalating to threats, shootings, and reprisals, reports CityLab. The New York City Police Department is surveilling such threats, a tactic that distresses some city residents, especially when investigators pose as attractive young women to connect with the private accounts of suspected gang members. Some community members have also begun to monitor . . .

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