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  1. Oct 2019
    1. But look closer. What about the mystery woman? She’s clearly been far more reticent, declining an interview for the Today segment and asking that her full name not be revealed. It’s hard to avoid the impression that she’s being dragged into the public eye nonetheless.

      This is the problem with the sharing of stories and/ or memes without permission of all involved. People have a way of "needing to know" the whole story and prying for information. Not everyone is eager for 10 minute fame or wants to be in the public eye. In this case this women is dragged into the publics eye without wanting to be in the spot light.

    2. What had been private is now uncontrollably crowdsourced. Your consent becomes a trifling detail in a story about you that suddenly belongs to everyone else. It doesn’t matter otherwise.

      This was her personal encounter and she should have had the right to not have it shared with the world. What a violation of privacy this whole situation is.

    1. In 2003, the parents of the unwilling star of the “Star Wars Kid” video sued their son’s classmates for posting the video online. Though the suit was settled, the video did not disappear, and the Star Wars Kid learned to deal with his fame.

      An example of, if t is posted on the web it is fair game! Even thought the suit was settled the meme posted was all over the web and impossible to eliminate. As I have seen before, memes have a way of giving some people a form of "fame."

    2. American copyright law gives creators the exclusive rights of reproduction, modification, distribution, performance, and display. The viral spread of a meme infringes on theses protections as the original image is modified and then displayed, distributed and reproduced when posted and reposted.

      Interesting to see there is a law to give creators more privilege to a meme they create. Funny thought how a viral spread of the image "infringes" these rights. Isn't the point of a meme to be spread virally?

  2. Sep 2019
    1. civil rights protests and the Black Power movement that FBI officials called “the greatest threat to internal security of the country.”

      In my opinion I don't believe it is fair to call the black power movement the GREATEST threat to internal security of the country. I believe this comment may be inflated a bit.

    1. Maybe you think you do this, or you can really “recognize” what’s fake by looking at it. I am here to tell you that statistically it’s far more likely you’re fooling yourself.

      A reminder not to fool yourself in beliveing something just from looking at it. Always do some research!