The Toll in Being an Internet Troll

Do you believe in forgiveness? Do you believe in second chances? Not in the age of social media
Jon Ronson's new book is "So You've Been Publicly Shamed" which is about how shaming is often become disproportional in this Internet age we live in.
Where in centuries past, villagers would cast out the dishonored.
These days, it's not enough for someone who's screwed up to be rebuked. Even an apology and remorse are rarely enough.
On social media -- Twitter especially, with its global reach and lack of irony -- that person must be destroyed. Trevor Noah becomes the new host of "The Daily Show"? Suddenly, like political operatives doing opposition research, every last speck of his existence is pored over, with his missteps magnified into capital crimes.
Ronson explore how the new shaming is much more relentless.
Saying that "There's a real cruelty that comes with this mob mentality," "I sometimes compare it to bullies in a schoolyard all ganging up on person who, for one second, said the wrong thing."



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