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The Internet Has a Serious Problem With Murder Videos

Is it ‘free expression’ to watch a video of a murder — or just a selfish, morbid curiosity?

Illustration by Ana Kova

WWhen the Chinese student Lin Jun was murdered in May 2012, in Canada, the killer chose to record the mutilation and dismemberment of the body, and later posted it online with the title 1 Lunatic, 1 Icepick. Luka Magnotta…




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Kristin Hugo

Kristin Hugo

Science journalist based in the SF Bay Area. Loves adventure, the outdoors, bones, and animals. @KristinHugo on Twitter, @RollBones on TikTok.

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