Depp vs. Heard: Trial by Toxic Stans, Memes and Hashtags

The courtroom drama of Depp vs Heard is ugly, but nothing compared to the vitriol on social media, as fans pick sides.

KEY POINTS

  • Depp vs Heard defamation suit has doubled the ratings of Court TV
  • Stans (stalker+fan) have flooded social media with toxicity and threats

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Pamela Rutledge is a media psychologist, prof, writer, researcher & consultant, looking for the ‘why’ that drives media consumption, meaning & impact.

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge

Dr. Pamela Rutledge

Pamela Rutledge is a media psychologist, prof, writer, researcher & consultant, looking for the ‘why’ that drives media consumption, meaning & impact.