Nov 292010
 
 November 29, 2010  Breaches, Misc, Online

Ms. Smith writes:

In the United States, we highly value free speech. It is a wonderful right, but there are truly twisted people who hide behind freedom of speech and the right to privacy by being anonymous online. Just because we can say most anything anonymously, doesn’t mean we should. People joke online about cyberstalking others, but the reality is that the U.S. Department of Justice estimates that there may be hundreds of thousands of cyberstalking victims in the U.S. Many times, the stalker is an ex-significant other (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife). A cyberstalker could just as easily be out to destroy the victim’s reputation. Other cyberstalkers are trolls, looking for their comments to rile up other people, but then it escalates to obsession with someone. Cyberstalking is a crime and it’s on the rise.

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