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Read MoreFrom the University of Iowa, which will present the findings on May 16 at its annual meeting, the researchers found that online social networks and platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram have become a major driver of the uptick in reported online violence in the United States.
“Snapchat and Instagram are the platforms that are responsible for the vast majority of online hate crimes in the U.S.,” Dr. Elizabeth A. O’Connor, an associate professor in the Department of Health Services, said in a statement.
“However, the majority of hate crimes reported online are against those who use these platforms to communicate and communicate online.”
The findings, released today, came after a public-private partnership between the University and the University Health Network, which also provides health care services to individuals and families in Iowa.
The partnership with the Iowa Health Alliance was announced in January and will be extended through 2021.
It is funded by a $1.2 billion grant from the National Institutes of Health, and includes $1 million from the University.
According to the report, the University is working on an “all-inclusive strategy” to reduce hate crimes, which is also being led by the Iowa State University and by the University’s Office of Student Health.
The University’s health service and social services teams will work with the state’s Division of Student Affairs to provide the information and resources needed to help reduce the number of hate crime reports.
Iowa has seen an uptick in hate crimes this year, the report noted.
The number of reported hate crimes has increased by about 17 percent in 2016 and by about 22 percent in 2017.
The report also notes that there has been an increase in online bullying in the past several years, which can lead to negative consequences for people and their relationships.
The study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.