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Producing for Profit by Andrew Stevens

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Chapter 14The Internet and New Media

Loss of Privacy

As great a tool as the internet is for learning, research, and mass communication, it is also one of the most insidious devices ever created. With today’s tabloid mentality and a society that embraces invasions of privacy and the pervasive spreading of inaccuracies, rumor, innuendo, lies, and gossip, in my opinion the damaging and slanderous aspects of the internet should be regulated, just as laws govern these infractions in the real world. Fringe online spies and bloggers have become parts of mainstream society, and now even studios kowtow to them. Tabloids have jumped into our living rooms with network and cable television shows that harass and exploit celebrities, causing considerable ...

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