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UK sets up police team to track online hate crimes

Monday 15 August 2016 | 08:47 CET | News
A new team of specialist police officers is being set up in the UK to investigate online hate crimes, including abuse on Twitter and Facebook. The London-based hub will include a team of five officers who will support victims and identify online abuse, the BBC reports. The London Mayor's office said the two-year pilot project will cost GBP 1.7 million and has received GBP 452,000 from the Home Office. The team, which will be set up in the coming months, will identify the location of crimes and allocate them to the appropriate force. They will work with a team of volunteers who flag up

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