Effects Of Online Public Shaming

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Public shaming of individuals over minor or major social transgressions has grown into a massive component of internet discourse, with its share of supporters and detractors. The Onion takes a deep dive into the effects of online public shaming.

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Creates dialogue between people who would otherwise not encounter certain memes.


Discourse between parties with opposing views has for the first time become somewhat tense.

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400% increase in usage of Notes app.


Encourages individuals to proactively delete their “Halloween 2008” album from Facebook.

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Might get to meet Anderson Cooper!


Rampant awareness of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia.


Can’t even pose with carcass of endangered animal anymore without it being a big deal.

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Meaningless petitions now digitized.


Occasionally makes people who should feel bad feel bad.


Turns us all into gods.

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