Desmond Patton on Social Media and Gang Violence

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Young people spend a lot of time on social media, where they express happiness, pain, trauma, grief and anger. What do social media really say about them? To what extent do they facilitate violence? Our guest is Desmond Patton, an Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University. His research examines the ways in which young people of color experience violence online, and offline. He explains why we need to work within communities to best interpret social media posts.

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