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Do offensive comments on Web Videos equate to harassment?

In the legal sense, harassment is intentional behavior which is found threatening or disturbing. When it comes to web videos the majority of commenting is considered as fair game, but should the more repetitive and offensive comments be considered as legitimate harassment that should be regulated, or should these be taken with a grain of salt to keep free speech on the internet?

  • I don't see how this could fit into any of the topics? Is it about any artform? – Francesca Turauskis 5 years ago
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  • Agreeing with Francesca - this sounds more like a paper for a class than anything else. – TheLegendofPie 5 years ago
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  • I guess the main question I have is harassment of who? If you want to explore some recent web video creators who are talking a lot of flak, that might be interesting to go about this topic. If you can find controversial YouTubers who have millions of fans, that might be a way to go (like PewDiePie and Shane Dawson). But if you are talking about people using crass language, I mean... it is the internet. – firefly8517 5 years ago
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  • I value free speech, but I think we need to exercise it with more care. If we put others down with our words, we are abusing our freedom. But does it count as harassment if the receiver of the comment has no knowledge of the perpetrator? – birdonawire 5 years ago
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  • To bring this topic into the realm of art, you could investigate how the regulation of harassment could leak over to other forms of expressions. If YouTube or other online forums become liable for harassment suits due to video commentary, will the music industry be next (in particular rap songs:many of these types of these songs fit into the "tentional behavior which is found threatening or disturbing" definition. – Angelia 5 years ago
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  • Unless there is a way to track harassment, it seems like all comments, mean or not, are innocent uses of speech. Freedom of speech is always better than locking down ideas and shunning others. An Internet of policing is the foreseeable Distopia, But I agree with Francesca Turauskis, this does not seem to tie into art concepts, but rather a legal topic, or psychology. Maybe it is vital to discuss this concept for the sake of working in digital media! – cwinegargarrett 5 years ago
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  • Based on today's generation, we can recognize some people who are being harassed is relates mostly on computers. For example, by using the computers people can hack other peoples computers to shut their servers down or use the other person's identification as a fraud. In similar cases some of the women and men are becoming attached to dating sites which people log in to find their match without noticing the true self of other people online. Also, most people take Selfies and post videos on sites like Youtube and Facebook to share about their personal lives.Other effects of web video harassment are the languages and the cinematic are presented on TV's , music videos, and films can lead towards bad behavior by watching inappropriate scenes for their age portrayed in the entertainment and media is could be a harassment don't you Agree?Parents must take immediate action to control the activities online for their own safety and their children safety especially on sites like Facebook and Youtube sites to become famous by trying increase the number of time their videos are being viewed and comments written under their uploaded videos, nude pictures, and blogs they have created for themselves in order to communicate with their friends in other locations without noticing the person.Therefor, it is inappropriate and unacceptable to behave like that towards their parents and the community where they live in.– Afrajashnivand 5 years ago
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