John Oliver shows how innocent people's lives can be destroyed by unwarranted public shaming. As an example, he gives the example of the woman who "sued her nephew" for injuring her by hugging her too hard. The real story is more complicated - the woman was forced to sue her nephew to get the insurance company to pay her bills (and her nephew and her parents were happy about it). As a result of the public shaming online, no one would hire her, and she had to change her identity.
He also interviewed Monica Lewinsky about her thoughts on public shaming, having been a victim of it for years.
This dad finds his son’s weed, presumably while doing the laundry, and flushes it down the toilet. Reacting to a child’s “wrongdoing” by posting the repercussions online isn’t new, but it’s such a strange strategy that some parents use to either teach or punish their child (not sure which). “He’s making Daddy problems right now. […]
We have a theory about those throw blankets that are barely big enough to cover your legs. The only people who seem to make them or use them are grandmothers, and the blankets are only that small because Nana got bored halfway through the sewing job. Look, we’re sure she means well. But if you […]
Remember when the default state of your online presence was anonymity? That’s not so clear-cut anymore, and the worst part is you may not even know who is using your data or what they’re using it for. Small wonder that so many people are choosing to surf through virtual private networks. VPNs filter web access […]
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