Social media blamed for boiling racial tensions in Queensland

Sydney, Jan. 15 (ANI): Social media has been blamed for aggravating racial tensions between the Logan's indigenous and Pacific Island communities in Queensland.

According to Logan's top cop, social media was killing all the good work done by police to work with Logan's cultural communities.

Logan District Superintendent Noel Powers said he was not aware of a suspected gathering being organized on Facebook by Aboriginal youth in the wake of the weekend's violence at Woodridge, but admitted he was concerned, the Courier Mail reports.

According to the report, members of the Aboriginal community told the Albert and Logan News on Monday their young people were arranging a 'meeting', but had even refused to divulge any details about it to them.

Supt Powers said Facebook, Twitter and emailing were ruining the work police did with 'rumour, innuendo and gossip really killing everything,' the report added. (ANI)

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