There was an inexplicable feeling that something was wrong. As if the entire scenario of what they were experiencing had an innate defect. One that no one was yet able to prove or discern.
It was a crisis like no other. One which had eradicated all sense of what was logical, rational, or simply a common understanding of the slightest of things.
Misinformation was being spread out from the source and diffused like ripples in a lake. It only took two-three people to begin to replicate what they heard, without questioning anything, wholeheartedly believing that their arguments were valid and true. Fear was being disseminated like logic, although few resisted and dug deeper into their investigation of the truth.
But mob mentality is a difficult thing to permeate. Because it is true that united, there is a greater force.
Even when it is fighting on the wrong side.
Even when it is manipulating (hidden) facts.
Even when it is wrong.
Also part of Your Daily Word Prompt