Nov 5, 2011

Drug War and Social Media: Contradictions mount in Anonymous threat to Zetas

The Los Angeles Times Mexico reporting team looks at the Anonymous story. " A story that at first seemed to point ominously to a dangerous new development in Mexico's drug war was spiraling into confusion Friday as social-media users claiming ties to the hackers group Anonymous announced -- and then retracted -- a threat against the Zetas cartel in Mexico.

... If #OpCartel does not materialize, the buzz over the threat would raise thorny questions about mainstream media coverage of such threats and the amplification of random or unfounded claims made on YouTube and Twitter." read more

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