Tuesday, September 05, 2006


An interesting article about the phenomenon of "Chinavenging" in today's Los Angeles Times contends that the shortcomings of the media and the justice system in that authoritarian state contributes to the cyber-vigilante's wrath and enthusiasm for public shaming of Internet scammers, makers of deviant crush videos, and online adulterers. Certainly, "Chinese Log on for Retribution" depicts a different Internet from the libertarian realm envisioned by many, one in which no one is anonymous and social norms are enthusiastically policed by virtual communities.



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