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Listening to: Public Shaming in the Age of Social Media

In 2013, public relations executive Justine Sacco tweeted an offensive AIDS joke before boarding a flight to South Africa. By the time she landed, she had been denounced around the world, and lost her job soon after. Did Sacco deserve her public humiliation? Or was she yet another victim of social media shaming and a growing “culture of outrage”? Journalist Jon Ronson examines these questions in his new book, “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.”

* Duration 51:45, Play Position: 9:39

* Published 4/10/15 12:15:10 PM

* Episode Download Link: http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/151/510075/398825275/KQED_398825275.mp3?orgId=151&e=398825275&d=3120&ft=pod&f=510075

* Show Notes: http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R201504100900?pid=RD19

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