Gangs in Toronto are using social media to conduct criminal behaviour that used to happen only on street corners, said Toronto’s former deputy police chief. In some cases, disrespect online has led to violence later, Peter Sloly told Metro Morning on Wednesday. Sloly, now an executive director at Deloitte who is focused on preventing cyber crime, said gangs across North America, and in Toronto, are operating online because it’s harder for police to track their activities there. He said gangs use the Internet to intimidate each other, send messages, share information, plan operations, carry out credit-card fraud and provoke violent incidents that occur on the street later.
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