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Gang violence is one of Chicago's most serious problems. Gang members demand respect and don't think twice about murdering rival gang members when they feel disrespected. One unique aspect of this issue is the role that social media plays.
While many use social media platforms to collaborate and share content, gang members use social media to wage war against rival gangs. While privacy is important, social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, must find innovative ways to reduce the interaction on their platforms that leads to violence.
It's elementary: When two children get into a fight we separate them. The same theory must be applied here in order to reduce violence. It starts with the social media networks.