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As the weekend has brought with it some calm, it may be the right time to talk about the relentless outrage that preceded it, this time led by, upon & because of Kangana Ranaut, that spilled from online to offline and captured much of the news cycle..
2/ It matters little what happened and why; what matters instead is the trap I see most of us, particularly people who identify as liberals and left-leaning, repeatedly fall into: the outrage trap.

We are both bait and prey for this trap, and both consumers and products of it.
3/ Typically set in place by media, politicians and provocateurs, it uses social media algorithms, echo chambers, our dire need for social validation plus FOMO and peer-pressure to its advantage, to get us to be angry about things that were designed for exactly that reaction.
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