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The Mexican cartels' war against social media continued this week with murder of another blogger in Nuevo Laredo, just across the border from Texas. The note left next to the body -- identifying the victim as a moderator of Nuevo Laredo en Vivo, a local blog about goings-on in the city which has become a forum for reporting drug-related crimes and warning the public about dangerous areas -- stated: “This happened to me for not understanding that I shouldn't report things on the social networks.” Read the full article.
Nuevo Laredo has seen the murders of at least three other people for posting information about drug cartel activities on the Internet. In September, the bodies of a man and a women, both in the early 20s, were left hanging from a highway overpass with a message which read: “This is going to happen to all of those posting funny things on the Internet. You better f*cking pay attention. I'm about to get you.”