Behold! What Shakespeare’s words on mercy can teach us about Internet shaming


Our culture is risking a new, unrelenting pursuit of justice far more “Puritanical” than the Puritans. The effect of being put in the stocks generally stopped at city limits. Modern public shaming campaigns, however, can take on a global character.

Welcome to Internet shaming. When someone tweets something offensive or is filmed doing something wrong, it can be broadcast far and wide. The public outrage can easily undo their life.