Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Game Creator’s Suicide Shows Peril Of Twitter Trials

Trial by Twitter is a perfect way to describe what happened here.

The unraveling of Alec Holowka’s life in the days after facing unproven accusations should remind us why, at some point, civilized society turned away from mob rule and embraced due process. Not only is your social media feed becoming a live broadcast of an execution of the lost and the vulnerable, but the people handed the axe and hood may be no saner than the ones they are beheading.