#231 - Meet the influencers that profited from the Depp-Heard trial | Curio

#231 - Meet the influencers that profited from the Depp-Heard trial

22 mins | Jun 14, 2022

Today's episode from 14th June 2022. Johnny Depp might have won his defamation case against his former wife, but were internet influencers the ones who most profited? We meet some of the teenage content creators who made tens of thousands of dollars from pumping out pro-Depp material and who are searching for the next big story to seize upon. Then later, a psychologist explains why negativity dominates your daily thoughts, and what you can do about it. The decline in trust for mainstream journalism has turned many to the murky realm of social media. Using the case of the Depp-Heard trial, The Washington Post's Taylor Lorenz explores how every big news event is a chance for influencers to get followers and money, with some pro-Depp content earning up to $80,000 per month. Fire up your optimism engine. Brain science offers strategies that go beyond positive affirmations to create more lasting change. For Fast Company, Marilee A. Kern explains why negativity can dominate our daily thoughts and what can be done about it. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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