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Ronson ponders whether social media gives rise to more social ills than social benefits & asks how we can harness the power of online shaming for the public good, not public harm.

In this last Episode 6 of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Jon Ronson tries to evaluate whether social media now gives rise to more social ills than social benefits and asks how we can harness the power of online shaming for the public good, not public harm.

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including So You've Been Publicly Shamed and Them: Adventures with Extremists.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Karen Holden

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How shame has evolved in the digital age

How shame has evolved in the digital age

How has shame evolved?

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