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Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests

“Their reams of data converged on a breathtaking statistic: Wherever per-person Facebook use rose to one standard deviation above the national average, attacks on refugees increased by about 50 percent.”

“Nationwide, the researchers estimated in an interview, this effect drove one-tenth of all anti-refugee violence.”
Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests

Towns where people use Facebook more also had more attacks on refugees, building on suspicions that the platform makes users more prone to violence.

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