Wikipedia Entry – Social Media Section – 2011 Stanley Cup Riot
Wikipedia Entry – VPD warns online community not to take justice into their own hands
VPD warns of vigilante justice caused by “FacebookJustice Effect”
The mob mentality has moved into cyberspace for the first time
- Christopher Schneider, a UBC sociologist and expert in criminology and social media, said the massive online reaction to the Vancouver riots is unprecedented and potentially as groundbreaking as WikiLeaks.
- “There will be a lot of fallout, and we will probably see a lot of case law coming out of this.”
- It will also, perhaps, change the way citizens move in the virtual world, forever. “The mob mentality has moved into cyberspace for the first time.”