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ISIL? Torture porn? Dashcam crashes? Failblog? We are what we internet

In late August, an unknown, shadowy group reportedly kidnapped seven fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Their plan was to torture and kill them, and livestream the act over a hidden part of the Internet known as the “Dark Web.” While this all turned out to be a hoax, the excitement it caused speaks broadly to our fascination with the morbid, and a desire to see our enemies suffer. While technology itself may be amoral, the actions facilitated through it plainly are not. We are becoming what we are fighting, and technology is helping.
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