I've been thinking a lot about the mention of Milgram's experiment the other day and it reminded me of watching Derren Brown's social experiments. One of these is called The Gameshow and offers fascinating insight into how people act when they are masked and in control of another's fortune. It feels reminiscent to Zimardo's Stanford Prison Experiment (I think I'm going to do a post on this tomorrow).
The link for this if anyone wants to watch it is here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/derren-brown-the-specials/on-demand/47993-002 . It is honestly quite harrowing the extent that people go to and the lack of empathy showed when they are in a group of people acting the same. He has done many other experiments in this season and it is a modern day study. We'd all like to think that we would never go through with the acts in Milgram's, Zimbardo's or even Derren Brown's study. It is quite scary to consider what we are all capable of.