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Re: Internet Stalkers

Postby wildrose » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:19 am

Almost Nine in 10 Sexted or Emailed Youth Photos Turn Up as Porn
More scare tactics designed to persuade young people to behave according to conventional standards. The "9 out of 10" statistic is obviously an exaggeration. It's much more likely to be something closer to 1 out of 10. Also it's hard to imagine people getting all that upset about pictures of themselves being available online, naked or not. It's just not that big of a deal, but I guess it's something for the media to obsess over!
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Internet Stalkers

Postby pcslim » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:26 am

The Stalker in All of Us
The conflation technique used here to sensationalize everyday normal behavior is really annoying. It's prefectly normal to look through pages posted by acquaintances and friends. There's nothing wrong with that at all. In fact, it's good to be curious about what other people are up to. It's only stalking if it's done with bad intentions or as the result of some kind of obsession. So, the lesson to be learned here is that 1) media distorts normal behavior in order to capture our attention, and 2) it is not stalking to look at information posted on line about other people.
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Re: Internet Stalkers

Postby cactuspete » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:26 am

pcslim wrote: The Stalker in All of Us
The conflation technique used here to sensationalize everyday normal behavior is really annoying. It's prefectly normal to look through pages posted by acquaintances and friends. There's nothing wrong with that at all. In fact, it's good to be curious about what other people are up to. It's only stalking if it's done with bad intentions or as the result of some kind of obsession. So, the lesson to be learned here is that 1) media distorts normal behavior in order to capture our attention, and 2) it is not stalking to look at information posted on line about other people.

Well said. It's more about why people check up on other people, not the fact that they do it. It's perfectly normal to be curious about the activities of an ex-spouse. It's when checking up on that person becomes obsessive or driven by strong negative emotions that the activity becomes unhealthy. But that's still not really stalking. Stalking is when one actually intends to track someone down in order to physically confront them for some reason. Possibly intimidating someone online also qualifies as stalking. But the key concept here is that negative behavior directed towards that person is necessary for looking up info online about them to be considered stalking. Simply looking up info without any subsequent action most certainly is not stalking.
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Re: Internet Stalkers

Postby desertrat » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:05 am

Dance Teacher Accused of Stalking, Having Sex with Underage Student
This one is not so much about internet stalking and more about regular, old-fashioned stalking. If the teacher hadn't stalked the student the authorities would not have found about the illegal relationship. Cenk makes some interesting points regarding age of consent laws and wild lesbian sex!
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Re: Internet Stalkers

Postby cactuspete » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:12 am

Trolls Rig Taylor Swift Contest So Creepy Dude Can Meet Her
This is pretty funny. It just goes to show that 4chan can sometimes be good for something! Hopefully the creepy 39-year-old wins and actually crushes the dreams of all those pathetic teenyboppers and when he sniffs Taylor Swift's hair he sneezes all over it!
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Re: Internet Stalkers

Postby pcslim » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:14 am

Cyberbullying prompts teen's suicide
More anti-free speech propaganda. No one commits suicide as a result of cyberbullying! It doesn't happen. This is simply a false attribution. Cyberbullying is not a real problem. This is just the media (speaking on behalf of big government and big corporations) trying to persuade us that we should give up more of our freedoms. A person commits suicide not because of what others do, but because of their own emotional problems. If someone is spreading false rumors about someone else, then there are legal remedies for this kind of problem already in existence. It doesn't matter if this sort of thing happens online or in the real world. There are already plenty of laws regulating speech. The last thing we need are more laws and more restrictions!!!!
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Re: Internet Stalkers

Postby MojaveMike » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:49 am

Does Ask.fm Have a Cyberbullying Problem?
No! No! No! :smack:
Some of the people who use the site might say mean things from time to time, but it's a gross exaggeration to call that cyberbullying. Unless someone crosses a legal line and makes a threat or commits slander, then it's all good. In fact, I may sign up for ask.fm just to protest against the idiots who are whining about cyberbullying!!!
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Re: Internet Stalkers

Postby desertrat » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:08 am

Twitter Cracking Down On Twitter Trolls :roll2:
I think Twitter would be pretty boring without mean tweets! I understand that serious threats and slander are illegal and should be dealt with, but the bar should be set pretty high otherwise free speech will inevitably be stifled. Of course, Twitter is privately owned and so they can do as they please, but my guess is that without the occasional mean tweet to spice things up people will lose interest.
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Re: Twitter Trolls

Postby hungrybill » Thu May 01, 2014 7:22 am

desertrat: Twitter is pretty boring even with mean tweets! It would be even worse without them. This probably explains why Twitter stock as gone into freefall recently. IMHO, Twitter is highly overrated. Just not seeing much value in it.
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Re: Internet Stalkers

Postby CactusHugger » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:33 am

Man's Ex Goes On Cyberstalking Rampage After Breakup
It's easy to use the system to get revenge on someone you're mad at and this newsclip is less about cyberstalking and more about false accusation. Most of the allegations made which involved all these people really had little to do with computers or computer networks and were just old fashioned false accusations. Law enforcement tends to be way too eager to believe allegations and doesn't spend enough time fact checking and should be much more skeptical, but they fall into the protect the victim mode without really doing a reality check. Also more should be done about people who make false allegations. Most of the time they get away without any real penalty or at most a light slap on the wrist.
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