|"milk tea girl" - a positive sample of the flesh engine - source: BBC|
China's internet vigilantes and the 'human flesh search engine'
BBC, Jan 2014
mobs of web users who turn on individuals and make their lives a misery
Thousands then banded together online to track down the perpetrator.
Hours later, they zeroed in on Yin, whose license plate number was a partial match, and posted his mobile number online.
The internet vigilantes were wrong, Yin insists. He tried to defend himself
"flesh-searching" phenomenon is cyberbullying on an epic scale, sometimes involving hundreds of thousands of anonymous
government believed the human flesh search engine was "illegal and immoral"
Some targets of flesh-searching have already taken their cases to court, but it's hard to blame a single perpetrator.