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The emotional and realistic fallout of viral videos

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A racially-charged video made this week by two former Gainesville High School students went viral, bringing the issue of cyberbullying and the targeting of groups through the web. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Shands’ PALS program coordinator Susan Garcia about how such offensive videos impact their targets.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SusanGariaPALSviralvideos.mp3]

Chris Peralta also spoke with with University of Florida English Department Assistant Professor Laurie Gries on how and why some videos go viral.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GriesQNAViralVideos.mp3]

About Chris Peralta

Chris is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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