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.


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



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

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