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Johnny Depp is winning public sympathy on social media over Amber Heard

Sociologists say the sensationalism of the defamation trial has many explanations. Among these is the simple reason that "in a defamation case, Johnny Depp gets to go first". "And so his side of the story has been told in full. And a lot of people made up their minds." Nicole Bedera, Sociologist, via NPR News. "But the other reason is that in online spaces, we often see that men's rights groups and other anti-feminist groups are better organized." Nicole Bedera, Sociologist, via NPR News. "Men's rights activist forums [...] have been following the Heard case pretty carefully."

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