John Oliver on online harassment was quite entertaining. Quite often people believe anything that they see on the internet, falling into misinformation and scams, some of us may even know this as click bait. The AOL commercial is a hoot, just think of all the driving and running around we would have to do before the internet. Now everything is a little too convenient. I usually turn to my phone to look something up, and I am certainly not using Bing ahaha!! I think it is a sad and scary world when people make online threats, as they are often blocked by an online identity. It’s even scarier when the police are unable to understand that technology can be used as a weapon. Technology and the internet are rapidly changing and evolving and unfortunately the laws are not keeping up. Should you ever need to take something such as revenge porn to courts, make sure you have a big box of money for fees and lawyers. Victim blaming is something that happens quite often in modern society, it is ridiculous to continue to take jabs at a victim, we need to put the responsibility where it belongs..
Wow, I think I enjoyed the video This is what happens when you reply to spam email a little too much. I have the personality to play along and I would be the one to be email back and forth. Who wouldn’t want to claim their rich prince uncle’s fortune. In fact I make jokes with friends about sending money to get the process sped up. I wonder who are the people who re actually buying into these scams??
I didn’t really realize that female gamers were taking such crap. Only after reading the article With Gamergate, it’s not enough to ignore the trolls it made me think of a recent Law and Order SVU episode that I watched about a female gamer facing cyber attacks. Law and Order is always following headline news. Gendered harassment of women online is gaining popularity as the computer and internet become a tool for bullies to use to intimidate females. Criado-Perez points out “Threats of rape, death, and stalking can overpower our emotional bandwidth, take up our time, and cost us money through legal fees, online protection services, and missed wages.” I agree that society should boycott sites that shed light on these incidents of gendered harassment.