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Submission + - Social-Media Shaming About A Dumb Photo Gets Dangerous (readwrite.com) 2

concealment writes: "Those participating in social-media shaming generally say they have done so to right a wrong. In this case, the wrong presumably would be disrespecting those whoâ€ve died defending the United States. In fact, itâ€s plainly obvious that Stone is comically trying to offend a sign.

The people memorialized at Arlington died defending our rights, including, significantly, free speech.

The busybodies went further than expressing their outrage. They defamed her on Facebook and harassed her out of a job."

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Social-Media Shaming About A Dumb Photo Gets Dangerous

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  • I note it's not governments doing the harassing and shaming, which is what the First Amendment protects against. It's individuals exercising the same free speech she exercised.

    Just as I would defend her right to be an ass, I would defend others rights to tell her, and the world, that she was an ass. And if she discovers that being an ass and making provocative statements has a price, well, stand up for your right to be provocative, don't cower and whine and say you weren't trying to be provocative. Wear

    • You should really RTFA. The behavior of the busybodies went far above and beyond expression of free speech when they started trying to cause her both fiscal and physical harm.

      An old saying goes, "your right to swing your fist ends at the point where it meets my nose."

"Yeah, but you're taking the universe out of context."