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Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, And The Dangers Of A Righteous Mob

Anonymous Coward writes | about 4 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "So what exactly was the injustice that everyone was fighting against here? There were no pro-Sacco factions, nobody thought her comment was funny, and it became clear early on that her employers were not going to put up with this. It was quite easy for groups to unite against her precisely because it was such an obviously idiotic comment to make. By the time Valleywag had posted her tweet, the damage to her career was already done; there wasn’t any “need” for further action by anyone. The answer is a bit darker – this wasn’t really about fairness, it was about entertainment."
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