columbia wrote:Letang Is The Truth wrote:possibility for vigilantism? most of the people on there are arm chair quarterbacks and if they find someone 'guilty' it could have a pretty negative impact on someone's life due to the reach of reddit and 4chan
One could argue that circling them on photos as a "person of interest" and plastering them on the Internet is itself a negative impact.
Yeah, if that happened to me, I'd be pretty upset.
I wouldn't mind if they circled me and sent it to the authorities in private if I looked suspicious, but to have it all over the internet, it could be harmful. Some other nutjob might see me, think I did it, and shoot me.
On the other hand, if one of those people did it, and I was in the picture next to him/her and saw it, I'd be freaked out. Could you imagine that.