New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report examining how a gunman who opened fire at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket was radicalized by fringe websites.The 49-page report details the events that led up to the shooting in May, when Gendron shot 13 people, killing 10 of them, at a supermarket in a Black community in Buffalo. James said Gendron was active on forums and message boards such as 4chan, where he encountered a proliferation of hate speech and activity. “The tragic shooting in Buffalo exposed the real dangers of unmoderated online platforms that have become breeding grounds for white supremacy,” the attorney general said in a statement. “The disturbing reality is that this attack is part of an epidemic of mass shootings often perpetrated by young men radicalized online by an ideology of hate."
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