The Cyber Manhunt

887 WordsDec 21, 20114 Pages
The Cyber Manhunt Cyber Manhunt, also known as Human Flesh Search or Internet Mass Hunting is primarily a Chinese Internet phenomenon of massive searching in which numerous Internet users participate to filter the search results and assists users in clarifying their search request. It literally means to uncover the true identity of a particular person with the connected efforts of all netizens. Because of the convenient and efficient nature of information sharing on the cyberspace, the Human Flesh Search is often used to acquire information usually difficult or impossible to find by other conventional means (such as library or Google). Such information, once available, can be rapidly distributed to hundreds of websites, making it an…show more content…
The victims are entitled to get compensation from abusers. As was expected, this newly enacted tort liability law immediately triggered a fierce argument between people, especially netizens. As far as I am concerned, if used in overhauling official corruption or porn market, I will advocate the "human flesh" search and vice versa. In this case, the tort liability law was enacted on July 1, 2010, stating that people could safeguard their legal rights once when their reputation or privacy would be damaged by online character assassination from now on. A survey by the China Youth Daily this month showed that 79.9 percent of 2,491 netizens polled believed that cyber-manhunts should be regulated, 64.6 percent said it infringes upon people's privacy and 20.1 percent feared that they themselves would become a target. On the other hand, 65.5 percent of those polled agreed it might be a new way to vent anger and to exact revenge. The poll also showed that 24.8 percent of respondents supported legislation to restrict such searches. Even though how to use Cyber Manhunt--this double-edged sword is still being in heated dispute, all we can do at present is to take positive advantage of it and avoid its negative influences as much as we can. And maybe the Internet should be regulated to create a healthy and civilized
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