Is public shaming through social media an appropriate way to bring attention to injustices or bad behavior?
Perhaps for the users, they're apparently inclined to be dumb enough to follow.
Sure, I guess, but it doesn't seem very public if it is only on social media. Posting a well made video on YouTube seen by millions, like Graham's response to the Trump, or like these guys did, is very effective:
Yes, it can be but it can also go too far.
*Cough cough* dentist controversy *cough cough*
Not at all
Shame doesn't work on liberals, democrats & obama.
We should shame social media.
Appropriate no. Accepted yes
Not only is is appropriate, I encourage it. Example - I side with a baker who refuses to bake a cake for a gay wedding. That is their right. I also side with the couple who posts a review online so I know not to give that baker any of my business.
Makes sense. Changed my vote.
Absolutely. I think this was posted in the wake of the lion, which is a clear case of over reaction, but obviously there are other circumstances where public shaming can actually lead to positive change.
Like Planned Parenthood
The problem I foresee is the victim, even in cases of bulling, the tragedy is that the victim always pays the greatest price.......
It depends. I think it was great that the Planned Parenthood videos were released and people saw what they really do.
I agree. This type of activity needs to be expanded so that people learn about their evil deeds.
Keep spreading those lies.
Fifth video released today:
"Planned Parenthood director is on tape confirming several times process can be altered to meet client needs. This is illegal. Not hard"
Keep releasing videos and one of them is bound to contain some truth eventually, right? The cuts in the video are so obvious but you believe because you want to. Sucker
"If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget"
Around 3:21 on video
Lucky for us, the senate didn't fall for it and they won't be defended. That's all that really matters. Let the anti-abortionists keep whining all they want.
The fact of the matter is, they were talking about supplying a stem cell R&D center. It SHOULD be legal to do. It saves lives.
I think public shaming is rarely acceptable. I do think that when it comes to illegal activities conducted by elected or public officials, it is appropriate in most cases. It seems to be the only way to get people to pay attention.
Yes, agree. I also lean in favor of public dissemination of the names and addresses of sexual predators/child molesters.
No. I find it amusing that people on social media forums become keyboard terrorists because of being anonymous on some internet site.
This user is currently being ignored
Ok, the secret is now locked away.
It depends on the person and the situation. Sometimes it's appropriate. Unfortunately it seems all to often that people who don't deserve public shaming are shamed and people who do deserve it are ignored.
I have mixed feelings about it. I guess a good rule to follow would be that if it isn't any of your business then you shouldn't make it a part of everyone else's world whose business it isn't either.
Great question. The Ashley Madison event comes to mind. The hackers intent was to expose people who were cheaters. What right do they have? Since when did social media give users "balls" to be judge, jury, and executioner?
Social media is full of busy bodies trying to right perceived wrongs.
Maybe if you a public figure and are involved in an issue associated with the public. Otherwise, keep private matters private.