At Issue: Trial by Internet, 1st Edition

  • Avery Elizabeth Hurt
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  • ISBN-10: 1534500707
  • ISBN-13: 9781534500709
  • DDC: 364.2
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 136 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The relative anonymity the Internet provides allows us to assert our knowledge like a professor, show off our seemingly perfect lives, and judge like we’re presiding over a court of law. The problem with this relatively new phenomenon is that we often make snap judgments about other people’s actions or statements without knowing all of the facts, and without giving others the benefit of the doubt. This volume dives deep into the realities of the Internet age: Do we become different people when we’re on the Internet? What responsibility do we have in our treatment of others in this new society? Is it our place to be virtual judge and jury?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Trial by Facebook Is a Dangerous Trend.
2: Forget the Electric Chair—the Internet's the Hot Seat!.
3: The Media Tried and Convicted Casey Anthony.
4: Google Tampers with Juries.
5: Witch Hunts Don't Presume Innocence.
6: You'll Always Be Guilty Online.
7: You Can Survive an Internet Trial.
8: Cyberbullying Is Worse than Offline Bullying.
9: Charges Fade But a Bad Reputation Is Forever.
10: Complaint Websites Ruin Lives.
11: Online Vigilantism May Increase Wrongful Convictions.
12: Social Media Is Ruining Politics.
13: Fake News Impacts the Internet More Than Real News.
14: The Internet Has a Negative Influence on Americans’ Opinions.
15: Fake News and Rumors Can Sway an Election.
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