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U.N. rights investigators comb new conflict zone: Internet hate speech

Patrons at a tea shop in Yangon, Myanmar, study their phones in August. United Nations human rights investigators are studying social media in the country and how it may have influenced violence there. (Sai Aung Main/AFP/Getty Images)

November 26 -- The Washington Post

HONG KONG — U.N. human rights investigators are increasingly combing cyberspace to track how websites can stoke hatred and possible violence as part of expanding forensics into the role of the digital world in modern conflict.

The influence of online anger and propaganda has been assessed for nearly a generation and is now part of the routine casework by security forces around the world.

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