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- Apparently, we have a rather different perception of what is "horrifying and terrifying". I would say, that I am injured by the mere idea, that someone can even compare anonymous photos to publishing of all personal information, but I guess it would be useless.
I just find curious that although I agree you are not just a vagina, but a person, you still managed to be a hypocritical person. Because Mr. Brutsch never took those horrifying and terrifying pictures you are so injured by. He shared them exactly in the same way as hundreds of millions of other Internet users. The only difference was, that he was sorting them to "folders" (subReddits) and in addition, he was filtering out illegal material or personal info. Which showed surprisingly more decency than Adrian Chen did.
On the other hand, everything you say you despise, did the Gawker. As I've already mentioned, the mere existence of gutter-press is based on gossips, scandals and violations of privacy. They created and operated "Stalker Maps" (for stalking celebrities) and they have a special section called "upskirt" (just for pictures of boobs and vaginas, even took by them). But if they publish one article about a different "pervert", they are suddenly fine. No criticism anymore. Only "bad guy" is Brutsch. What a curious and rather twisted world..Oct 31, 2012
- Gawker is not acceptable with their Stalker Maps or upskirt sections. They are not "fine", they are just as bad as Mr. Brutsch. If they are doing it under their real names, and not being punished, what should be done? Do you suggest I engage in vigilantism and extralegal punishment? Should I ignore everything on Gawker (or Reddit) because some sections are seamy, perverted, and harmful?
Mr. Chen did nothing wrong by exposing Mr. Brutsch's identity. That does not mean that Mr. Chen and Gawker have never done anything wrong or do not do many wrong things. In this one specific act, though, Mr. Chen and Gawker did nothing wrong.
So you're right. Both the people on Gawker who are part of Stalker Maps and the "upskirt section" and Mr. Brutsch are despicable people. Gawker should shut down those sections, as should Reddit.Oct 31, 2012
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