Johnny Depp‘s monumental win was primarily based on the conclusions of seven jurors … however BILLIONS of others could have influenced that call.
Just about everybody, together with Amber Heard‘s lawyer, concedes it was unattainable for jurors to show a blind eye to the flurry of exercise on TikTok and different social media platforms chronicling the trial.
Now get this … the #JusticeforJohnny had greater than 19 BILLION views on TikTok. In contrast, #JusticeforAmberHeard had a comparatively meager 81 million views.
Little doubt, jurors did NOT imagine Amber Heard and her claims of home violence in opposition to Johnny, and the social media help for his or her conclusions undeniably made them really feel comfy about embracing their conclusions.
After the decision, Johnny and Amber posted their reactions, and once more … it was lopsided. Johnny acquired greater than 16 million likes, whereas Amber’s help was a relative anemic 300,000.
BTW … Johnny has 22.7M Instagram followers, to Amber’s 5M.
This trial marked a sea change in media protection of trials. Social media was undeniably extra highly effective, influential and omnipresent than conventional media. No contest.