Racially charged hate crimes go up as broadband expands

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Racially charged hate crimes go up as broadband expands

Post by Gutenberg » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:08 pm

Study: Racially charged hate crimes go up as broadband expands
Trend is higher in regions with more segregation, racism; "lone wolf" factor explored.
Does online hate speech ripple into the real world in the form of offline hate crimes? A study scheduled to publish in the next issue of MIS Quarterly sought to answer this question. Its authors say that their results show a strong correlation between increased rates of racially motivated hate crimes and areas that saw significant increases in broadband access.
Read more here: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/09/ ... d-expands/

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