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Omran and Aylan: the identifiable victim effect

"We have been systematically exposed to images of people killed in genocides, wars, fugitives for refuge, terrorist attacks, and other death camps or mass murders, which are terrible, often depicting thousands of deaths. However, the truth is that, despite the suffering they generate, we quickly recover from this feeling and, most of the time, we do not talk about it very much. The news runs in the press and by social networks, it is created, of some way, a certain collective interpellation that, soon after, is replaced by photos of food dishes and selfies on Facebook. "

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