Worse than a virus: they discover how hatred by social networks spreads

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August 21, 2019

This article was translated from Spanish

Hate is not just antipathy and rejection. It is a complex feeling that often leads to wishing someone bad, which requires active effort. To a greater or lesser extent, annoyance implies returning again and again to the hated to reaffirm a feeling. Sometimes this feeling is so intense that it ends up justifying thoughts or actions that would otherwise be inadmissible. Therefore, it is not surprising that hate has found on social networks the perfect means to spread quickly. Haters can surround themselves with like-minded people and constantly reaffirm their convictions. In addition, they can freely hate, protected by anonymity, and depersonalize hated people as much as possible.

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