Gang Members Increasingly Using Twitter and Facebook to Brag

LOS ANGELES

The nation’s gangs are increasingly turning to social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, which is helping law enforcement identify members and learn about their organizations.

According to an Associated Press report, “Tech-savvy gangsters have long been at home in chatrooms and on Web sites like MySpace, but they appear to be gravitating toward Twitter and Facebook, where they can make threats, boast about crimes, share intelligence on rivals and network with people across the country.”

Gang members have also been known to boast about their shootings on the sites.

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