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Amplification of emotion on social media

Why do expressions of emotion seem so heightened on social media? Brady et al. argue that extreme moral outrage on social media is not only driven by the producers and sharers of emotional expressions, but also by systematic biases in the way people that perceive moral outrage on social media.

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Goldenberg, A., Willer, R. Amplification of emotion on social media. Nat Hum Behav 7, 845–846 (2023).

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