WSLS: Virginia Tech researcher says social media contributing to rise in hate groups

WSLS: Virginia Tech researcher says social media contributing to rise in hate groups. “One researcher at Virginia Tech says the violence in Charlottesville this past weekend may be evidence of a growing trend. Director James Hawdon of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention says his data shows social media is facilitating the spread of extremist views, and it could lead to more violent events in the future.”