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Collective hysteria is not panic or even hysteria
They’re not crazy or hysterical. It’s a collective illness, i.e., emergent
Mass hysteria doesn’t mean panic. There was some initial panic that induced the mass hysteria, and after that a new “cult” had formed, its normally functioning social network equilibrium mechanisms broken.
Almost 200 episodes of my Science Moment series on mass hysteria, free expression and the complex emergent processes that really shape world events.
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