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Latino Daily News

Wednesday September 14, 2011

Narco Censorship:  First-Ever Threat to Social Media Users Issued in Mexico

Narco Censorship:  First-Ever Threat to Social Media Users Issued in  Mexico

Photo: Zeta Issues Warning to Facebook - Twitter Users

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The Zetas and other narco traffickers in Mexico have used every threat known to man and have threatened about every demographic in Mexico from priests to journalists.  Now apparently Los Zetas have issued a bloody and horrific threat to people using social network mediums like Facebook and Twitter.

To bring their point home Los Zetas apparently hung two blood drenched half-naked bodies from a bridge in northeast Mexico.  The bodies, located in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, had messages on them making sure people knew they risked death if they report drug activity or crime on social media.  The male and female victims’ ears and fingers were mutilated possibly as a warning to others that ‘sharing news’ either by listening to social media or typing messages into social mediums would be dangerous to your health. 

It is believed the threats are a result of several new websites set up so people can report crime anonymously.

Numerous local newspapers have implemented narco censorship by avoiding naming of crime suspects or even talking about the cartels themselves, therefore many are using social media as the crime watching news of the country.