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He also mentions that extreme videos of that nature can be triggering to people who have experienced violent trauma themselves. According to Arnold, one way people can mitigate the trauma they experience is by sharing the load with others, who then are able to discuss it with them. He says:
“It’s one of those things that’s so outrageous that to just hold it and contain it is hard to do. You want to, in some way, have somebody that connects to that experience with you because being affected by it and not having anybody connect to you with regard to your reaction to seeing it is going to make it even harder for you to cope with what you’ve seen.”
This is a major reason that people continue to post and share the video, even though they know it’s disturbing.
Main photo: Mark Zuckerberg [NBC News screenshot]