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For American gangsters, the internet is not much of a G thing

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What are America's gangsters doing on the internet? Not a whole lot, according to a recent survey. A Google Ideas-funded study called Criminal and Routine Activities in Online Settings: Gangs, Offenders, and the Internet says that most US gang activity on the internet revolves around smack talking and self-promotion. While half of respondents report watching or uploading gang-related videos online, and 19 percent of gang members said their organization had a website of some kind, business reportedly remains a strictly in-person affair. According to one respondent, street gangs "don’t talk about it [gang business]" online, "because the police is on there," reports Fast Company.