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Gawker Gone Too Far?

Gawker Gone Too Far?

gawkerstalker.jpg Does anyone else think Gawker has perhaps gone a bit too far by not only offering celebrity sightings via Gawker Stalker but also accompanying them with a Google map so the recently gawked can be tracked down almost instantaneously?

This seems like the perfect tool for the likes of alleged stalker Ronald Martin, who the New York Daily News reports today was harassing TV and Radio host Monica Crowley, apparently sending her over 463 emails and building a weird shrine in an abandoned warehouse to support his supposed icky obsession.

This Is London reports that “critics have called for it to be banned because the time lapse between the initial spot and the appearance on the website can be brief – meaning the celebrity may still be there and a target for stalkers.”

Gawker editor Jessica Coen, in response to the criticism, stated “If people are truly intent on doing some sort of sick harm to a certain celebrity that information for finding them is already out there.”
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