Social Media is Fueling Violence Against the Press
Earlier this year, a sharp spike in killings of Mexican journalists captured headlines worldwide. One of those killed was Margarito Martinez — a longtime photojournalist who was murdered in his hometown, Tijuana. Margaritos’s death shocked his colleagues, and as they demanded justice, many pointed to a relatively new source of danger for journalists in Mexico: anonymous Facebook groups.
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