‘Rooted in fear’: Two science historians discuss the historical association of disease, shame, and social stigma. (Penn Today)

Penn Today: ‘Rooted in fear’: Two science historians discuss the historical association of disease, shame, and social stigma.. “One of the early cases of COVID-19 spread within the United States happened at a glamorous birthday party in Westport, Connecticut. The event included dinner and dancing with guests that flew in for the occasion, including a man from Johannesburg, South Africa, who developed symptoms on the flight home. Yet the party host would not disclose the guest list to public health officials for contact tracing. Shame and social stigma, says David Barnes, associate professor in the History and Sociology of Science Department, ‘is a huge issue in public health.'”

Medium: How to Deal With Posting Something You Regret

Medium: How to Deal With Posting Something You Regret. “t’s not always easy to see if an apology is warranted when you’re at the the center of a social media firestorm, and it can be just as challenging to think straight when a half-dozen ‘friends’ are piling on in the comments thread on your latest Insta post. A good test is to think about how you’ll feel when you look back on this post in five or 10 years: Will you feel better if your response shows you standing firm, or if it shows you reconsidering and acknowledging error or insensitivity?” Not something we think about enough, especially in a quiet moment before we’ve bungled it.

BuzzFeed News: She Stole Something While Struggling With Heroin Addiction. Cops Turned Her Into A Facebook Meme.

BuzzFeed News: She Stole Something While Struggling With Heroin Addiction. Cops Turned Her Into A Facebook Meme.. “Wanted posters, the distracted boyfriend meme, #ThugThursday. Police departments have discovered how Facebook makes negative or extreme content go viral. Experts say it ruins people’s trust in cops.”

New York Times: Those People We Tried to Cancel? They’re All Hanging Out Together

New York Times: Those People We Tried to Cancel? They’re All Hanging Out Together. “The term for people who have been thrust out of social or professional circles in this way — either online or in the real world or sometimes both — is ‘canceled.'”

Mexico News Daily: Lawmakers describe social media shaming nicknames as ‘digital violence’

Mexico News Daily: Lawmakers describe social media shaming nicknames as ‘digital violence’. “A federal lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban social media public shaming with the use of ‘Lady’ and ‘Lord’ nicknames, a common practice in Mexico to denounce bad behavior. But critics were quick to come up with a new hashtag for Deputy María de Jesús Rósete Sánchez — #LadyCensura, or Lady Censorship.”

The Verge: Dr Disrespect and other creators keep hiding their apologies

The Verge: Dr Disrespect and other creators keep hiding their apologies. “When Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm released a statement apologizing for his behavior that led to a two-week suspension on Twitch, he did it from his personal Twitter account, which has 71,000 followers. That’s 1 million fewer followers than Beahm’s main Twitter account where he usually tweets under his streaming persona.”

Social media shaming and forgiveness: why nobody’s beyond the pale (The Next Web)

The Next Web: Social media shaming and forgiveness: why nobody’s beyond the pale. “She was a high-flying international human right’s lawyer who worked with refugees. Then she was found dead on a beach in East Sussex. What happened in-between is a story of crime and punishment, and a question of how justice works in the social media era.”

Florida Sun-Sentinel: Florida to use online registry to shame people who buy sex

Florida Sun-Sentinel: Florida to use online registry to shame people who buy sex. “A new law that took effect Monday will create an online registry of people found guilty of soliciting prostitution. The online database of sex buyers is part of a broader effort to crack down on human trafficking.”

‘Big Sur Hates You’: Instagram Account Seeks to Educate Tourists Breaking the Rules (NBC Bay Area)

NBC Bay Area: ‘Big Sur Hates You’: Instagram Account Seeks to Educate Tourists Breaking the Rules. “‘BigSurHatesYou’ is just what it sounds like. Run anonymously, the account labels itself as wanting to “(Educ)hate you” on everything you’ve been doing wrong in this rugged stretch of California’s central coast between Carmel and San Simeon. Thousands of tourists descend on this sliver of paradise hugging the narrow two-lane State Route 1, famous for its winding turns, misty cliffs and beaches, but some unfortunately forget to adhere to rules set by local and state officials.”

FStoppers: New Instagram Account That’s Shaming The Folks Who Treat Public Lands Like Crap

FStoppers: New Instagram Account That’s Shaming The Folks Who Treat Public Lands Like Crap. “How many of you have ever been to a national park or hiking trail only to find people disregarding the rules and trails all in pursuit of an ever better selfie or photo for Instagram? Then check out this Instagram account that’s getting traction right now for calling out those very people and their bad behavior.”

WHIO: Convicted of buying sex? Dayton will tell your neighbors via Facebook.

WHIO: Convicted of buying sex? Dayton will tell your neighbors via Facebook.. “If you are convicted of buying sex from a prostitute in the city of Dayton, city officials are going to do their best to make sure your neighbors know about it … in 21st century style. The city of Dayton will begin buying specially targeted Facebook advertisements linked to the addresses of men who buy sex. The ads will tell people that one of their neighbors has been convicted and will give them a link to a web site listing the men’s names, addresses and crimes.”

NBC News: He lures alleged child predators and shames them on Facebook. Now one of his targets is dead.

NBC News: He lures alleged child predators and shames them on Facebook. Now one of his targets is dead.. “On a cool evening in October, Alain Malcolm, 20, walked into a vacant two-story colonial house in Bristol, Connecticut. Two members of a local internet vigilante group — who regularly try to expose and shame alleged child predators they entice online — were waiting for him.”

Truro News: Truro man trapped in Google-age nightmare

Truro News: Truro man trapped in Google-age nightmare. “Life has never been easy for Donnie Bartlett. There was the depression and anxiety disorder, the short jail sentence for uttering threats — ‘years ago,’ he says, ‘a stupid thing, just my big mouth’ — and at least one failed business in Ontario. When he returned to his home town of Truro in early 2015 he was so penniless he ended up in a homeless shelter. But a story about his plight in The Chronicle Herald helped him get back on his feet. After a while things were looking up. His home renovation business was busy enough that he needed three other employees just to keep up with the work. Then, about three weeks ago, the phone calls started.”