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Why is celebrity abuse on Twitter so bad? It might be a problem with our empathy

By Christopher Hand, Lecturer, Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University
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Stories of celebrities suffering abuse and harassment on Twitter are a constant feature in today’s news. Footballers and rugby players are ritually abused if their teams lose. Politicians and journalists are abused for doing their jobs – and that abuse is far worse for…


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