Media needs to be very careful
Just as frightening as the apparent bullying epidemic itself is the deafening silence, and thus implicit condoning, by some media to cover and condemn the extremely irresponsible, thorough cyber-outing of a man by totally unaccountable Anonymous, the latter which claims the man was/is the lead cyber-stalker who bullied teen Amanda Todd to death.
The man was literally fully identified — including name, address and phone number — all except for any possible identifying birth marks.
Although the man, of course, denies Anonymous’s claims against him, for the sake of justice and not just hot-headed and possibly erroneous vigilantism, I truly hope Anonymous is completely accurate with its cyber research.
Already a different man, coincidently with the same name as the outed guy, has been cleared of any confusion regarding his unfortunate name match.
At the very least, Anonymous should perform the ethical and moral act of making transparent how they can accurately declare some guy, whom they’ve 100 per cent identified online, guilty — especially of such a politically and socially sensitive crime.
Frank G. Sterle, Jr.