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The Trace | 05.03.17

We’re Just Starting to Comprehend How Social Media Breeds Shootings

Desmond Patton

D&S affiliate Desmond Patton breaks down how social media can lead to gun violence in this piece in The Trace.

Social media doesn’t allow for the opportunity to physically de-escalate an argument. Instead, it offers myriad ways to exacerbate a brewing conflict as opposing gangs or crews and friends and family take turns weighing in.

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