10 things you need to know today: May 19, 2022

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1. N.Y. investigates social media platforms after Buffalo massacre

New York Attorney General Letitia James' office announced Wednesday it is investigating social media platforms used by the suspect in the deadly Buffalo mass shooting, which authorities have called an act of domestic terrorism by an admitted white supremacist. The investigation will focus on the messaging service Discord, the 4chan and 8chan websites, and Twitch, the platform the killer used to livestream the attack. Before allegedly murdering 10 people at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood, the suspect reportedly dropped hints about his plans on 4chan and created a private chat in Discord. "These social media platforms have to take responsibility," New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) said.

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