Rogue Cartoonist: The Internet Perils of a Citizen-Muckraker

Rogue Cartoonist: The Internet Perils of a Citizen-Muckraker

Ben Garrison


"Rogue Cartoonist" tells the tale of an self sufficient artist and muckraker named Ben Garrison. In 2008, the large banks have been bailed out. Ben wrote his senators and congressman and requested them to vote opposed to the bailout, however the invoice handed besides. Ben made up our minds vote casting was once no longer potent. He desired to do extra. He desired to do what the mainstream media wasn't doing. He desired to ring alarm bells. He turned a citizen muckraker. In 2009, he made up our minds to attract editorial cartoons to aid create understanding of a becoming police country, corrupt politicians, and a dysfunctional approach of cash. He started importing the cartoons to message forums on the web. They unfold like wildfire. Many went 'viral.' Ben's cartoons have been republished on many good blogs. He acquired loads of encouraging electronic mail. Then a legion of web trolls started attacking him. He obtained hate mail. His cartoons have been altered by means of nameless entities. The trolls defaced his paintings into anti-Semitic and racist hatred whereas ensuring they left his identify at the cartoons. They unfold the libel day-by-day and for 5 lengthy years. web se's begun settling on up the dislike. Ben's attractiveness was once ruined by means of an invisible horde of haters. at the start he determined to disregard the trolls, yet they did not develop bored. in its place they ramped up their assaults on social media. Cyber bullying and trolling became an important challenge on the web. Ben explains that darkish aspect and in his ebook he unmasks the various trolls. He explains why it is tough to convey them to justice. He describes the recognition of web memes between children. His ebook encourages others to turn into citizen muckrakers. It additionally serves as a warning—those who're potent may also face enormous assaults from nameless trolls who're out to close down the unfastened speech of these conversing out opposed to govt corruption.

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