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Online vigilantes or "Crowdsourced justice"

destinyland (578448) writes | more than 5 years ago

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destinyland writes "Chinese credit the "human flesh search engine" for successfully locating "the kitten killer of Hangzhou" from clues in her online video. But in February the same force identified a teenaged cat abuser in Oklahoma — within 24 hours of the video's appearance on YouTube. "Netizens are the new Jack Bauer," argues one science writer, and with three billion potential detectives, "attempts to hide will only add thrill to the chase." But China's vigilantes ultimately turned their attention to China's Internet Propaganda Office, bypassing censorship of a director's personal information using social networks, including Twitter. The author suggests there's a new principle emerging in the online world: "The Internet does not forget, does not forgive and cannot be stopped. Ever.""
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