Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Dark Side of Viral Rage

You may have seen the stories about the Stanford student who aroused internet outrage when he was quoted comparing rape to bicycle theft. But, if you don't read the Stanford Daily, you almost certainly haven't heard the true story, which I describe here (see also the student's response). Unfortunately, the media outlets which smeared the student's name in the first place have thus far been uninterested in correcting the story, which has now propagated internationally. Please shoot me an email (emmap1 at alumni dot stanford dot edu) if you have thoughts on how to help this story reach a wider audience.

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