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  • Why violence will always go viral
  • Why violence will always go viral
    Taylor Sloan (2011) ©

Why violence will always go viral

A video shot surreptitiously on a smartphone documents an altercation between a bus driver and an irate young woman. Another offers a window into a high school cafeteria, where dozens of girls rip at each other’s hair, screaming like banshees. What is it that makes violence go viral?



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