Day 6

Should bullies be bullied back?

In this week's Throne Speech came a pledge to crack down on cyber-bullying and so-called "revenge porn". Some US states already have laws to prevent the non-consensual distribution of intimate photos, and James McGibney has made the fight against online bullying his personal cause. Last year, he took over a notorious "revenge porn" website from Hunter Moore. Now it redirects to his site, BullyVille, which allows...
In this week's Throne Speech came a pledge to crack down on cyber-bullying and so-called "revenge porn". Some US states already have laws to prevent the non-consensual distribution of intimate photos, and James McGibney has made the fight against online bullying his personal cause. Last year, he took over a notorious "revenge porn" website from Hunter Moore. Now it redirects to his site, BullyVille, which allows users to call out online bullies so they can be "held accountable for their actions." But some say McGibney's methods make him a bully himself. Brent spoke to McGibney about his strategy, and his infidelity-exposing website CheaterVille.



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