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Internet vigilantism

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Internet vigilantism uses web-based technology as a means of organizing individual and/or entities to protect a common interest. Generally, vigilantism means taking action based on one's understanding of the law and challenging established legal institutions. Individuals or groups react to legal regulations they believe do not lead to the betterment of society.[1]

Vigilantic acts occurring through the internet use a variety of applications to execute their purpose. Email, computer cracks, internet scams, cybercrime, identity theft and many others are typical examples of activities attributed to internet vigilantism.

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