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Handing out the pitchforks: BuzzFeed and mediated digilantism

Article
Astrid Fokkema
12/11/2020
14 minutes to read

'Digilante' BuzzFeed posts shows how the news outlet taps into the anger of the crowds to mediate digilantism. Readers are invited to participate in online shaming but also prove to be critical of BuzzFeed as a normative power.