Often people cross lines of decency when they are interacting with another person on a social networking site. Most of them behave in this way because they think they are almost invisible and can get away saying whatever they wish to. But this is not the case anymore because as social media is developing, it is becoming the new media where information is shared, issues are discusses, ideas are exchanged and involvement from different corners of the globe take place.
There are new internet laws emerging and new policies of how to deal with cybercrimes, cyberbulling, cryberattacks, cybersecurity and cyberspace. Hence, it is no more a domain outside the law. For those who think they can have a nickname or a pseudonym that will not indicate who they are really are, are mistaking about it. Racist attitude is the worst thing that comes out in the open as some people think it is the best personal attack they can hurl at another.
But this is not so anymore because this racial attack could land anyone in jail. Recently, a British student by the name of Liam Stacey is facing criminal charges and will be sentenced on March 27 for tweeting racial remarks on people.
When he got to find out he was in trouble for it, he claimed his account was hacked and then later even tried to delete the page, but nothing could save him for the act that he deliberately did. He has been ordered not to use any social networking site. It is essentially an abuse of the concept of “social networking” itself when one cannot be social or is racial toward other netizens.