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        How is Slender Man Internet Folklore? | PBS Idea Channel

        Slender Man very well may have been "invented" by the internet, but he's been a part of our subconscious forever. Like cultures across the globe, the internet has developed its own stories and characters. Generated by the collective web, Slender Man is our nightmares manifested in digital form. Why do we create these scary tales, indulging in worlds that are beyond reality? What is the role of this folklore, and is Slender Man a part of it? Watch the episode to find out more, and tell us what you think!

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