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Following months of venting about the Olympics, Japan’s digital masses found a new villain to focus their outrage on a week after the closing ceremony: A mentalist named Daigo.

The first big post-Games online controversy wasn’t solely contained to social media either — it spilled over to mainstream news, with government bodies stepping in to the muck.

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