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Inside The Vicious, Deranged, Literally, Metaphorically Violent World Of Young Adult Fiction Twitter

December 7th, 2020  •  57 mins 6 secs  •  Download (22.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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One would not expect an online community devoted to discussion of dragons, vampires, and teenage heroes to be a cesspool of almost unimaginable toxicity. And yet! In this episode, Jesse walks Katie through a recent history of young adult fiction Twitter, aka "YA Twitter," attempts to explain how it got to be such a Hobbesian hellscape, and dives into the latest 'scandal' involving allegedly racist and violent tweets.