Evil on the Internet
Talking Points 1/17
- Duration 3:17
- Date Jan 17, 2013
Talking Points 1/17
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Hi I'm -- -- -- thanks for watching us tonight eagle on the Internet.
That is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
Whether -- -- not all of us are being influenced by them that the machines have changed everything in our lives.
245 million Americans three quarters of the population now -- access to the net.
Billion people have net capability a third of the world's population.
As you know if you use the Internet is a tremendous evil available.
At your fingertips.
Pedophilia drug dealing violence -- even rape.
All can be accessed on sick Internet sites.
Children barraged with unhealthy images addictive games some of them explicitly violent.
Chat rooms can promote discourse that is so crude and malevolent.
It is beyond the -- In addition millions of people are now developing emotional relationships.
Over the net with strangers people they never even meet in person.
That can lead to disaster.
At a 21 year old man -- fail captain of the Notre Dame football team and a likely first round draft choice in the National Football League.
Last October he told the world that his grandmother and his girlfriend he met on the net both died in the same week.
I just lost everything.
And I and they.
I never thought that was before this six -- a gorgeous -- -- passed away and you take us now and level -- I think she -- some of the -- Thousand.
Now the -- sympathize with Gentile.
Even more famous.
In this country and fame can lead to endorsements.
But -- one problem here and it's a big problem.
There was no girlfriend she never even exist it.
Tail and Notre Dame claim he is a victim of an Internet fraud called catfish -- that's when a person develops a romantic relationship with another person using fake.
This was a very elaborate.
Very sophisticated hopes.
For reasons we can't fully understand.
But had a certain cruelty cruelty at its core.
Based on the exchanges.
That we were able to see between some of the people who perpetrated it.
Meant I was the victim of that hoax.
Man -- is the victim of that hoax.
That's hard to believe.
If you love of your life dies.
He go to the funeral -- Don't you go to the funeral.
So once again the Internet at the center of a national controversy and that should be a cautionary tale for all of us.
Do not do not allow the machines to take control of your life.
Don't do that.
Evil operates best when it's hitting the net.
Is a great place to -- -- --