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News in Review - September 2015 Cyber-Shaming: Retribution in a Virtual World

In the age of social media, public shaming is making a comeback. Hundreds of years ago, townsfolk would put members of their society who violated the law or moral code into public stocks or pillories to humiliate them. Today, society attacks online, in virtual anonymity, with little fear of recrimination. And there is little the victims can do about it. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:16:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2015

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Man Alive Dirty Rotten Gossip!

Is gossip just good clean fun or does it reveal the dark side of human nature? Man Alive looks at what we say when we gossip and, more importantly, what gossiping says about us. Arthur Kent talks with two victims of gossip. A New York surgeon tells how his practice was ruined as a result of a rumour that he ...
  • 1995
  • 00:24:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013