We first heard about 人肉搜索引擎 while living in Taiwan. Way too similar to the 1970’s for my comfort; it’s the G.P.C.R. 2.0!
Human flesh search engines: Chinese vigilantes that hunt victims on the web
“…every detail of Ms Gao’s life, from her home and work address… to the fact that her parents were divorced, was dug up and published on hundreds of forums and chatrooms.
‘Now humiliate her,’ ordered one internet user, Yang Zhiyan.
With their vast number of participants and angry nature, these witch hunts for a digital age are a uniquely Chinese phenomenon.” [Full article]