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The Internet's Toxic Obsession With the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial

Videos, memes, supercuts, livestreams and images from the celebrities' defamation trial can be found everywhere from YouTube to TikTok and Instagram to other social media platforms. Why is this case so inescapable? Plus, experts worry the attention the event is receiving could have a "chilling impact on domestic violence survivors."

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The Internet's Toxic Obsession With the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial
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    YouTubers Are Rushing to Get In On the Johnny Depp Trial Coverage

    YouTubers Are Rushing to Get In On the Johnny Depp Trial Coverage

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    Big media companies, true crime TikTokers and, now, little-known YouTubers converge onto the Heard/Depp trial to grow their audiences any way they can. A recent story on the homepage of the website Law&Crime wasn’t a story at all, but a celebration. “Law&Crime Network Hits Record 330 Million Viewers …

    Why the Internet Hates Amber Heard

    Why the Internet Hates Amber Heard

    Notes on the paranoid style in online fandom This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a single must-read from The Atlantic, Monday through Friday. Sign up for it here. A shadow box above Rebecca’s dining-room table, hanging there since 2006, …

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