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Moralization, protest and violence

Nature Human Behaviourvolume 2pages370371 (2018) | Download Citation

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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