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Doom’s creator goes after “Doomscroll”

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Dustin Mitchell was scanning the local news one day when inspiration struck in an unlikely article. The report was on a woman who, in a fit of QAnon mania, had destroyed a display of face masks at a Scottsdale, Arizona, Target store. The woman later explained what brought her to that point: “All I did was doomscroll,” she said, referring to her voracious consumption of disastrous news on social media. Something in Mitchell clicked.

“That’s a killer name for a band,” thought Mitchell, a metal guitarist in Dallas, Texas. “I got to do that.”

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