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The Flip Side of Internet Fame: In the age of Google and YouTube, public shaming can turn anybody into a celebrity—or a fool.

Date: February 22, 2008
Author: Jessica Bennett
QUOTE: "...the Internet is a loose cannon," says ethicist Jim Cohen...Online there are few checks and balances and no due process—and validating the credibility of a claim is difficult...So, then, what's to stop a person from posting whatever he wants about you, if he can do so anonymously and suffer no repercussions?

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