the negative energy that is poured into driving violence emerges in large part from the sense of protection and power we have, encapsulated in our automotive exoskeleton

a similar sense of protection and power we experience at home, unseen, behind the keyboard, and we pour out our negative tension in online hatred

then there’s some complement of a “horde” effect like the one people feel at the stadium where they are surrounded by people that agree with them; an echo chamber in social network terms.