Increased internet access led to a rise in racial hate crimes in the early 2000s

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150928152445.htm

Broadband availability increased the incidence of racial hate crimes committed by lone-wolf perpetrators in the United States during the period 2001-2008, new research concludes. The addition of a single broadband provider led to as much as a 20 percent rise in racial hate crimes in areas where racial tensions were especially high.

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