Facebook Helps Organize Ciudad Juárez Residents Against Crime

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Daniel Cruz Bautista and his fellow residents of Ciudad Juárez — about 1.5 million people living across the border from El Paso, Texas — call the most violent city in the world “home.” Despite gruesome statistics, Bautista and other Facebook activists have begun to use the social network to organize protests, vigils and other forms of resistance in an effort to save their city. Here’s a closer look at their efforts.

As Facebook becomes an ever more important part of the lives of 400 million people, the ways in which both civilians and police use it are evolving.



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