PBS NewsHour

How the Internet led to a ‘renaissance’ of public shaming

Clip: 05/18/2015 | 5m 17s

In the age of social media, one poorly worded tweet is enough to destroy a career or even a life. Jeffrey Brown talks to Jon Ronson, the author of “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,” about numerous cases of people discovering the impact of social media the hard way, and how the Internet has become the our culture’s town square for public shaming.

Aired: 05/18/15

Rating: NR

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