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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CDU1H98
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- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
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Trial By Fury: Internet Savagery and the Amanda Knox Case (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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This Kindle short is not about whether Amanda Knox is guilty or not, although from the outset the author is clearly in the Not Guilty camp. It's an essay on the extreme nature of Knox's treatment by Internet users - some anonymous, some more than happy to put their name to their outpourings - and the utter bile and venom that some have been happy to direct toward a person they fully believed was guilty of a horrendous murder on the basis of very early speculation.
Without even hearing all of the evidence or allowing the court process to be followed, many felt justified in engaging in vitriolic abuse of Knox. She garnered far more attention than Sollecito, her co-accused boyfriend, as is often the case where women are involved in crime cases. It may well be the case that Knox was somehow complicit, but the point is that several years down the line nobody really knows with absolute certainty, and yet still people were / are happy to pass down judgement.
Don't get me wrong, I find the case as fascinating as anyone else, and this prurient interest is partly to blame. We all like a good murder mystery, and everybody wants to pick a side, to identify the culprit, to solve the case. Some people however just take it too far.
It's a fascinating, disturbing analysis of how Internet campaigns work.Read more ›
The stuff about Wikipedia is interesting. The Wikipedia entry on this subject is reasonably accurate now. Hats off to Jimmy Wales for his efforts.
I found the website True Justice for Meredith Kercher quite helpful when I first started getting interested in this case. I kept switching between it and the Injustice in Perugia website to see what they both said about certain crucial matters until I came to a conclusion. (which is: IIP hold all the aces).
What I'd like to see is an analysis of the media coverage of this case. I understand that polls have shown that in the UK, guilters outnumber innocenters 2-1. Yet as a convinced innocenter I have found that guilters in practice know virtually nothing about the case, and after 10 minutes discussion concede defeat, saying "I didn't realise that" and "the TV/papers said nothing about that" etc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very good insight into how damaging forums can be on the internet , it amazes me something more isn't done about defamation of character, especially when a person is deemed... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sue Coombs
Opened my eyes and shows that humans have this innate need to involve themselves in something completely unrelated to themselvesPublished 21 months ago by Alexandra Blezard
This text is an exhaustive treatise on every possible form of beating about the bush. If you are interested in the Knox case, there's only one thing for it: read the evidence... Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2014 by Liam Farrington
The essential premise of Preston's essay is that Knox is a much-maligned innocent and that those who dissent from that view must be mad, bad and terribly dangerous. Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2014 by Amazon Customer
This is just a long rant and doesn't contain any facts. If you want to make up your own mind about the case read informative books which lay out the evidence.Published on 6 Feb. 2014 by Harry
OK as a Sociology 1.01 term assignment but hardly worth the read. The writing suffered from many of the criticisms levelled by the author at his targeted "offenders".Published on 31 Oct. 2013 by Amazon Customer