Are you 'virtue signalling'?

Expressions of moral outrage are playing a prominent role in debates about issues such as sexual assault, immigration and police brutality.

In response, there have been criticisms of expressions of outrage as mere "virtue signalling" - feigned righteousness intended to make the speaker appear superior by condemning others.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2019, with the headline 'Are you 'virtue signalling'?'. Print Edition | Subscribe