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human flesh search engine
 n.— «In the wake of the violence that has rocked Tibet and the protests over the Olympic torch relay, online bulletin boards in China have erupted with virulent comments rooted in nationalist sentiments. On some sites, emotional Chinese have exchanged personal information about critics and hunted them down. Such situations have become so common that some users refer to the sites as “human flesh search engines.”» —“New Freedom, and Peril, in Online Criticism of China” by Ariana Eunjung Cha and Jill Drew in Haikou, China Washington Post Apr. 16, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • hmmm…and at first I thought this was a made up phenomena…lol… read more about this online mob lynching mentality at my website
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