Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
The investigative reporter’s look into online trolling
In the United States, public punishments have been banned since 1839. But nearly two centuries later, it seems like someone’s being flogged in a virtual town square on the Internet every day.
In his new book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, the enormously entertaining investigative journalist Jon Ronson tries to figure out why the digital space has become so rife with moral policing--and what happens once the Twitter dust settles.