They were called white trash, to never have children and that they should be locked away in jail.
So, what triggered the vicious online backlash against a London couple?
But that wasn’t enough for Internet vigilantes, who posted a photo of O’Neill and Penney on Facebook, asking users to share and shame the pair.
By Sunday, it had been shared by more than 11,000 people.
A barrage of angry messages — many of them profanity-laced — were posted on Penney’s Facebook profile before the account was deleted over the weekend. O’Neill’s account also appears to have been deleted. One tech analyst said digital technology emboldens the judgmental.
What do you think of online public shaming? Yes, this couple did something terrible, but did the keyboard warriors go too far?
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