When terror goes viral it’s up to us to prevent chaos

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Simply glancing at the news headlines this year, you may feel as though we’ve entered a period of cascading, interconnected crises, where “black swan” moments have become part of everyday life, the unthinkable mainstream, writes Brian McNair.

But he’s hopeful we haven’t reached a tipping point between order and chaos. The ideas and words to take on hate can be spread through digital media in the same way fear is made viral. It’s up to humanity to tip the scale.

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The long peace is over but we don’t yet know what will come next. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

When terror goes viral it’s up to us to prevent chaos

Brian McNair, Queensland University of Technology

Digital media has the power to inform, but it is also helping some to spread hate. Have we reached the tipping point between order and chaos at the global level?

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