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Moralization, protest and violence

Online communication has become integral to modern political behaviour — to the extent that events online both reflect and influence actions offline. A study uses geolocated Twitter data to argue that moralization of protests leads to violent protests and increased support for violence.

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Steinert-Threlkeld, Z.C. Moralization, protest and violence. Nat Hum Behav 2, 370–371 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0359-7

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