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Shootings prompt outcry over social media

By Lia Zhu in San Francisco | China Daily | Updated: 2019-08-14 07:08

Three attackers posted on extremist site 8chan, which has remained offline

Shootings in two US cities this month that left 31 people dead and 53 wounded have set off a national outcry over the role of social media in distributing extremist content online.

The platforms' responsibilities have been debated in the news since the Aug 3 shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, which killed 22 people, followed by an Aug 4 shooting in downtown Dayton, Ohio, in which 9 people including the shooter died.

Shootings prompt outcry over social media

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