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  • Shaming can be a powerful tool for good or bad
    Kat N.L.M., Creative Commons (2013) ©

Can shame save the world?

Public shaming is back on the agenda. From fears of being photographed eating on the tube, to apps that erase pics from the night before – the spectre of public criticism looms large. Has social media revived this age-old mechanism of control? Or can shame be a force for positive change?