Is Everyone Angry? Toxic ‘Outrage Culture’ Consuming Society Like Never Before

February 23, 2024

“Outrage culture” is pervasive in the digital age. Modern outrage culture, which is also known as call-out culture and is linked to cancel culture, often devolves into a toxic spiral. Social media is often the starting point for outrage culture, with users latching onto posts demonizing others and sharing them. Navigating the pitfalls of outrage culture requires us to adopt a more reflective approach before participating in public condemnation. By encouraging reflection, empathy and open dialogue, we can avoid toxic outrage culture – and instead use our collective outrage as a force for positive change.