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Quit clowning around: Have Pogo and Pennywise destroyed the clown’s charm forever?

The fact that a fear of clowns is sweeping the world in undeniable. They are iconic figures in horror films and television, which has become particularly prevalent over the last year with the killer clown craze of 2016 and the recent remake of Stephen King’s It. My question is, however, what has made a children’s […]

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‘Killer Clowns’ highlight the dangers of social media hysteria

Just 20 years ago, a story like this simply would not have appeared in a newspaper. The development of social media means that nowadays, pictures, news, and perhaps even false information, can be shared across the world in a matter of minutes. Content that goes viral tends to have one overarching similarity: it provokes strong […]