Reflections on the Root Causes of Outrage Discourse on Social Media

@inproceedings{Ocallaghan2020ReflectionsOT,
  title={Reflections on the Root Causes of Outrage Discourse on Social Media},
  author={P. Ocallaghan},
  year={2020}
}
Political discourse is frequently acrimonious in nature. But when people engage in political discussion on social media, the acrimony appears to intensify, often resulting in what can best be described as ‘outrage discourse’. This short essay offers some broad reflections on the root causes of outrage discourse on social media. It argues that we can partly understand the phenomenon by paying attention to the particular ways in which political discourse proceeds on social media. But in order to… 
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