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Social Media Harassment in Mexico

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Image by Omar Ornelas and Rebecca Plevin. Mexico, 2018.
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For decades, people have migrated from the Mexican state of Guerrero for economic reasons. But now...

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Image courtesy of Max Pixel. (CC0 Public Domain).
Image courtesy of Max Pixel. (CC0 Public Domain).

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In a new twist on the immigration and asylum debate, a new report in the Desert Sun sheds light on the use of social media by criminal organizations to threaten people, even after they've fled for the U.S. In one case, a woman in Oregon was extorted over Facebook Messenger after her brother went missing in the Mexico state of Guerrero.

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