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Hochul Says Social Media Must Crack Down After Buffalo Killings

May 15, 2022, 3:55 PM

New York Governor Kathy Hochul called on social media companies to do more to crack down on racist, anti-immigrant and antisemitic rhetoric on their platforms, saying the man accused of shooting and killing 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket was radicalized online.

The accused 18-year-old shooter broadcast Saturday’s attack, which took place in a predominantly Black neighborhood, live and had posted a white supremacist manifesto online, Hochul said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” She said he had developed his hatred by viewing radical content on social media.

“This spreads like a virus and that’s why I’m calling on ...