Social media has made a judge and jury out of everybody. A poorly worded tweet, post or comment can upend our lives, ruin our careers, and fill us with regret. Journalist Jon Ronson says that we are reducing people to the worst thing they’ve ever done, and losing our own moral compass in the process. He joins Doug to give voice to the shamed and to explain why we all so easily become the shamers. (Rebroadcast)
Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. Among his books are The Men Who Stare at Goats [Indiebound|Amazon] and The Psychopath Test [Indiebound|Amazon]. His latest is called So You've Been Publicly Shamed [Indiebound|Amazon].