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Could Sending a GIF Be a Crime?

An extreme form of trolling involves sending a flashing animation with intent to cause harm. Who’s being targeted?

GIFs – online flashing animations – can induce seizures in those with photosensitive epilepsy. So is knowingly sending a GIF to a person with epilepsy a crime? We find out about a case testing exactly that question.

We also look at the bull festival in south India called Jallikattu where animal rights activists are in a heated dispute with those in favour of the tradition both on the streets and on the internet.

Produced by Anisa Subedar.
Presented by Mike Wendling

Reporters: Megha Mohan and Will Yates

Image caption: Fluorescent pattern / Image credit: iStock

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18 minutes

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Sun 22 Jan 2017 09:32GMT


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