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Buffalo mass shooting suspect 'radicalized' by fringe social media: NY attorney general

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New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report Tuesday. The report looked into social media's role in radicalizing the suspected Tops shooter. James is calling for federal and state reforms in order to combat the spread of online extremism. This includes state legislation that would criminalize images or videos made by a perpetrator of a homicide.
Published 4 months ago · Buffalo, United States

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