Why the trend of surveilling strangers online proves we are horrible


You see it all the time on social media. Someone takes a discreet photo and posts the stranger's image to their feed, usually to the amusement and occasional mockery of their followers. With the ubiquity of smartphone cameras, you can do this, but should you? Lauren Cagle argues "surveilling strangers" amounts to policing people's behaviour and limiting our own ability to explore our identity.

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