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The internet helps rubbish to flourish. But it also lets real knowledge shine.

18 July 2022

You likely found it hard to avoid the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The trial drew more attention than Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and tracking firms claim that hashtags related to it culminate into billions of views. Even if you couldn't care less about this dispute, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok and any place where dubious content is served overflows with clips about this legal fight.

If there ever was an argument that the internet has turned us into rubber-necking Schadenfreude voyeurs, this brief chapter in history provides plenty of ammunition.

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