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In New Zealand, the Internet at Its Worst

The man who murdered dozens of worshippers in Christchurch didn’t get his twisted ideas from nowhere. Our increasingly connected world is to blame.

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In the Spiel, if you want to measure the ills that come with an increasingly connected world, look no farther than the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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