Thank you all for a great debate, which was nicely argued by both sides. It’s always good when people actually reconsider positions from listening to a debate, and that was what happened today. So thank you to both sides.
And here’s another way of dealing with nasty online racist comments: turning them into billboards near the homes of the people who posted them. That’s what one Brazilian group, Criola, has done.
“Those people [who post abuse online] think they can sit in the comfort of their homes and do whatever they want on the Internet. We don’t let that happen. They can’t hide from us, we will find them,” Criola founder Jurema Werneck tells the BBC.
Here’s a short film about what happened.
Also this week, there was a backlash against the behaviour of some media, who live-streamed their entry into the house of those suspected of the San Bernadino shooting, picking things up and showing them to the camera.
Screenshots from MSNBC. I added the redout pic.twitter.com/Ttu3zJ0Fjj
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 4, 2015
Bang up job reporting from a crime scene by CNN & MSNBC. pic.twitter.com/kmwyMKIbCK
— Gord Macey (@GordMacey) December 4, 2015
The deadline for final projects is Wednesday’s class. Come prepared to give a 5-minute presentation, where you will tell the class briefly about your project and your findings.