WHEN ANONYMITY PROVIDES IMPUNITY, THE IMPULSE TO RUN RIOT IS SET FREE
by Tara Carreon
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BURN BABY BURN: PUBLIC CITIZEN LITIGATION GROUP PROTECTS ANONYMOUS SPEECH: [Kenneth Paul White, Catherine Rachel Gellis, Chris Recouvreur, Paul Levy]
Anonymous online postings provide the primary fuel for Distributed Internet Reputational Attacks. Overwhelming scientific evidence establishes that anonymity fuels the willingness to commit acts of torture and extreme cruelty, including cold-hearted games like the virtual version of shouting "Jump! Jump! Jump!" at a person sitting on a ledge, contemplating self-extinction. Those who helped make the Internet a place where all may unleash their maximum load of cruel and damaging speech deserve full marks for their achievement. This photocollage depicts four of the footsoldiers of the free-hate-speech movement as Night Riders, dealing their own brand of justice with impunity, displaying the dedication to principle that fuels digital lynchings: Ken "Popehat" White of Brown, White & Newhouse, Catherine Rachel Gellis, Paul Levy of Public Citizen Litigation Group, and their faux-client, Christopher Recouvreur, who established the right to be ridiculed, and now enjoys the privilege of having a lovingly-created mockery site dedicated to him.