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‘Twitter killer

‘Social media suicide’ in spotlight after Japan ‘Twitter killer’

TOKYO: The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates. The suspect, Takahiro Shiraishi, dubbed the "Twitter killer", reportedly lured his victims -- aged between 15 and 26 -- by trawling social media, and the gruesome discovery has prompted the government to consider tightening internet regulations to restrict suicidal posts. But some experts say…