The Washington Post – When the ancient taboo of speaking ill of the dead goes online

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The Washington Post – When the ancient taboo of speaking ill of the dead goes online

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In 2013, after the death of Margaret Thatcher, media analytics firm Synthesio examined the first wave of 25,000 online comments. It characterized one-third as negative. A digital campaign to promote “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” sent the song to second place on the British singles chart.



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