In the world of the smartphone, nothing happens unless it is recorded and posted on social media, and YouTube.

The more shocking the content, the more likely it will achieve viral status, and the more likely the poster will be seen by her audience as a hero. (As opposed to the musty old definition of being a hero.)

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Matt Davies is Newsday’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

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