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Bernie Sanders faces questions at debate over online abuse by supporters

Years of accusations that Bernie Sanders has done too little to stop abusive behavior online by his supporters is resurfacing as a serious political problem for the Vermont senator, who faced attacks Wednesday in the Democratic presidential debate from rivals suggesting he deserves some of the blame.

"I think you have to accept some responsibility and ask yourself what it is about your campaign in particular that seems to be motivating this behavior more than others," rival Pete Buttigieg told Sanders in the Las Vegas debate.

Critics say Sanders has allowed a toxic and sometimes misogynistic culture to thrive among his most fervent backers despite his repeated statements that he does not approve of

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