Documentary short on “Human Flesh Search Engines”

You’ve maybe heard of the infamous online struggle sessions/witch hunts by thousands of online Mainlanders, usually criticizing and chasing down the personal details of someone guilty of offensive crimes for the purpose of giving the accused as much retribution as possible. Now there’s a documentary short explaining the phenomenon and summarizing the biggest cases. Personally, echos of Red Guards and lynch mobs are a little too loud for my taste (Red Guards 2.0?) but “human flesh search engines” are not always used for punitive mob justice, and either way it’s an interesting cultural phenomenon.

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