Giving Children Away… On the Internet

from the who-cares? dept

Okay, I’ll admit, this is a crazy story about a woman who was looking to get rid of her ten year old son and found some guy on the internet to give him to. The thing that bugs me about it, is the focus on the internet part of the story. Who cares how she found the guy. That’s not the part of the story that matters, but it is the part that they highlight. They even mention it in the headline. This makes it an easy target for internet backlash. It makes it easy to say: “Oh, that internet is dangerous. Parents are using it to give their kids away. Their ought to be a law.” There is a law. That’s why she got arrested, and the internet had nothing to do with it.

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