Why Twitter is deadly serious in Mexico

Drug gangs are killing users of social media in Mexico, in part because it's become a vital medium for resistance.


Dave Copeland

Internet Culture

Published Sep 26, 2011   Updated Jun 3, 2021, 2:35 am CDT

At least three people have been brutally murdered in a Mexican border town this month for for messages they posted on social networks, according to signs found with their bodies. What follows is a look at how Mexicans use social media — and Twitter specifically — to share information about the hyper-violent drug cartels believed to be behind this month’s killings in Nuevo Laredo.

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*First Published: Sep 26, 2011, 6:37 pm CDT