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Social media fanning gang violence in US city with highest murder rate

Social media interactions are playing a significant role in fanning violence in Chicago, the American city with the highest murder rate, a study found Tuesday. The Chicago Crime Commission found that many of the more than 100,000 gang members in the Midwestern city are engaged in regular taunts and boasts online, which often spiral quickly into street violence. Our data is saying that a significant amount of the violence instigated is coming from social media, the watchdog group s Andrew Henning told

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