Sunday, September 14, 2014


"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"

scrutinizing politicians

Some targets of flesh-searching have already taken their cases to court, but it's hard to blame a single perpetrator.

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