27 Apr '17, 1pm

Do you think online vigilantism be should be allowed, or should it be banned? #JusticeForUncle

On Apr 21, a video surfaced on Facebook of a scuffle between a young couple and an elderly man. In the video, which has since gained over 2.8 million views, the couple is seen bullying the elderly man by hurling vulgarities and trying to shove him from behind. After the video was posted online, Netizens got enraged, calling for the couple to be identified and shamed. Within 24 hours, someone suggested a name and workplace of the culprits, saying they worked at United Overseas Bank (UOB). This libellous piece of information turned out to be false, but both UOB and Cherry Tan's reputation suffered from it. Enraged users threatened to boycott UOB over the incident. This is not the first time netizens have decided to take the law into their own hands and dish out punishments they deem fit. In 2014, Briton Anton Casey found himself under fire when Facebook posts of him insultin...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2017/4/The-fine-...

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