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20th Feb '17 5:16:32 PM nombretomado
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** The [[BritishNewspapers British Sun Newspaper]] (evidently worried that it was failing to meet its PaedoHunt quota) ran a report on the satirical "Child Beauty Pageants" site that you can find on the in-game internet, which automatically redirect you to the FBI homepage and give you a four-star wanted rating. Apparently, including this was sick (and possibly wrong), and it would inevitably lead to people looking at these sites in real life.

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** The [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers British Sun Newspaper]] (evidently worried that it was failing to meet its PaedoHunt quota) ran a report on the satirical "Child Beauty Pageants" site that you can find on the in-game internet, which automatically redirect you to the FBI homepage and give you a four-star wanted rating. Apparently, including this was sick (and possibly wrong), and it would inevitably lead to people looking at these sites in real life.
8th Feb '17 3:11:56 AM jormis29
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* The ABC Family film ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}'' seems to behave this way toward social networking sites. While the main moral of the film is supposed to be about all the damage cyberbullying and internet harassment can cause, it really seems to be more like "social networking sites are evil".

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* The ABC Family film ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}'' ''Film/Cyberbully2011'' seems to behave this way toward social networking sites. While the main moral of the film is supposed to be about all the damage cyberbullying and internet harassment can cause, it really seems to be more like "social networking sites are evil".
28th Jan '17 6:44:07 PM ading
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** Incredibly, some still believe this today, which is why it is illegal to write down (or at least, make publicly available) the lyrics of the BlackMetal band Gorgoroth, and some people have been sued by the band for publishing them.
** Not quite; it's illegal to publicly disseminate Gorgoroth music and lyrics because of copyright law, not because anybody believes that writing in general is evil. We don't actually know why Gorgoroth so actively suppresses their material; they are silent on the issue.
11th Jan '17 5:46:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' occasionally subverts this with Timothy "Elf Lord" [=McGee=], who's up on video game culture and plays an {{MMORPG}}. Although he is mocked for this, it has come in useful more than once. At one point (when his "Elf Lord" status is first revealed), the murder mystery revolved around an MMO (thus adding a straight example to the subversion), and in another case, he was able to identify the model of the suspect's car, based off of a kid telling him it was a Kuruma (the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTA]]'' equivalent). A recent episode involves a narcissistic killer with a theatrical bent communicating through a thinly veiled [=YouTube=] FictionalCounterpart -- but when the fake [=YouTube=] is mentioned, all the characters (except, naturally, Gibbs) are familiar with it and consider it more or less harmless. "Lonelygirl15?" "Evolution of Dance?" "[[MemeticMutation Numa Numa kid?]]" Before we even get to see the cryptic killer video, there's a good bit where it's just Abby dancing along with Dragostea Din Tei...

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' occasionally subverts this with Timothy "Elf Lord" [=McGee=], who's up on video game culture and plays an {{MMORPG}}. Although he is mocked for this, it has come in useful more than once. At one point (when his "Elf Lord" status is first revealed), the murder mystery revolved around an MMO (thus adding a straight example to the subversion), and in another case, he was able to identify the model of the suspect's car, based off of a kid telling him it was a Kuruma (the ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTA]]'' equivalent). A recent episode involves a narcissistic killer with a theatrical bent communicating through a thinly veiled [=YouTube=] FictionalCounterpart -- but when the fake [=YouTube=] is mentioned, all the characters (except, naturally, Gibbs) are familiar with it and consider it more or less harmless. "Lonelygirl15?" "WebVideo/Lonelygirl15?" "Evolution of Dance?" "[[MemeticMutation Numa Numa kid?]]" Before we even get to see the cryptic killer video, there's a good bit where it's just Abby dancing along with Dragostea Din Tei...
6th Jan '17 12:42:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[DoctorPhil Dr. Phil]]'' has this trope every few episodes, usually focusing on 1) Children who are kidnapped by some stranger they met on the internet and 2) Children who spend too much time on the internet or texting.

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* ''[[DoctorPhil Dr. Phil]]'' ''Series/DoctorPhil'' has this trope every few episodes, usually focusing on 1) Children who are kidnapped by some stranger they met on the internet and 2) Children who spend too much time on the internet or texting.
29th Dec '16 1:00:05 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/WalkHard -- The Dewey Cox Story'' parodies the panic over rock and roll in the 1950s; at his high school talent show, Dewey and his band perform a sweet, gentle pop ballad called "Take My Hand" about two people holding hands. It immediately turns all the teenage girls present into sex-crazed nymphos, the teenage boys into violent thugs, and causes the older generation to picket Dewey's house with TorchesAndPitchforks screaming about how he's going straight to hell:

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* ''Film/WalkHard -- The Dewey Cox Story'' ''Film/WalkHardTheDeweyCoxStory'' parodies the panic over rock and roll in the 1950s; at his high school talent show, Dewey and his band perform a sweet, gentle pop ballad called "Take My Hand" about two people holding hands. It immediately turns all the teenage girls present into sex-crazed nymphos, the teenage boys into violent thugs, and causes the older generation to picket Dewey's house with TorchesAndPitchforks screaming about how he's going straight to hell:
28th Dec '16 10:23:02 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* SpecOpsTheLine was one long indictment of violent video games - specifically, modern military shooters, though it condemns violence in general as well - and [[YouBastard the people]] [[TakeThatAudience who play them]], while [[{{Irony}} ironically]] [[BrokenAesop being a video game itself.]]
28th Dec '16 10:16:20 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Though small websites and internet personalities urge people to disable AdBlock for their websites because the ad revenue helps to support the site. This eventually culminated in [[ScandalGate Adgate]], when [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] made a video trying to explain this and recieved a massive InternetBackdraft for it.

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** Though small websites and internet personalities urge people to disable AdBlock for their websites because the ad revenue helps to support the site. This eventually culminated in [[ScandalGate Adgate]], when [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] made a video trying to explain this and recieved a massive InternetBackdraft for it.it (although as he himself noted in a later video, far more people complied with his request than complained).
28th Dec '16 10:14:31 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** It doesn't help that much of the internet is now so choked with auto-playing adds and scripts that it's ''unusable'' without the blockers. So much stuff tries to run at once that the pages lock up.
24th Dec '16 2:12:16 PM faunas
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* [[https://youtu.be/QIgZHZpiq1U A '70s percursor to]] CableSatelliteMudslinging with the added bonus of being run in movie theaters[[note]]At the time, theaters got all the recently-released movies, while "free TV", which broadcast all TV movies, had to wait a couple of years before broadcasting them. "Pay TV" (supposedly) undercut the theaters because movie channels such as Creator/{{HBO}}, Creator/{{Showtime}} and others, which were the mainstays which lured costumers in the early years, shortened the period between their premiere and their first broadcast - which could become zero![[/note]]: "pay TV"[[note]]what cable - as we know it today - was then called, plus satellite (the scrambled ones) channels, for the most part, and those over-the-airwave pay channels such as e.g. [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wometco_Home_Theater Wometco Home Theater]][[/note]] vs "free TV"[[note]]i.e., those channels over the airwaves, which were originally, then mostly, free, and some by satellite (unscrambled), as well as "community antena television" which was a big communal antena to which [[=TVs=]] were connected to get better reception, in areas where it was poor like mountains and the countryside, the underlying technology later being repurposed for modern cable TV[[/note]]. It was a ScareCampaign which urged people to sign a petition to ban "pay TV", as people shouldn't pay for what they already had for free and [[ScareEmStraight it would be another place where monsters appeared]]. According to some commentaries, this bilge was successful in some communities up until the day [[MoneyDearBoy local governments discovered "pay TV" could be taxed]].

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* [[https://youtu.be/QIgZHZpiq1U A '70s percursor to]] CableSatelliteMudslinging with the added bonus of being run in movie theaters[[note]]At the time, theaters got all the recently-released movies, while "free TV", which broadcast all TV movies, had to wait a couple of years before broadcasting them. "Pay TV" (supposedly) undercut the theaters because movie channels such as Creator/{{HBO}}, Creator/{{Showtime}} and others, which were the mainstays which lured costumers in the early years, shortened the period between their premiere and their first broadcast - which could become zero![[/note]]: ''zero''![[/note]]: "pay TV"[[note]]what cable - as we know it today - was then called, plus satellite (the scrambled ones) channels, for the most part, and those over-the-airwave pay channels such as e.g. [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wometco_Home_Theater Wometco Home Theater]][[/note]] vs "free TV"[[note]]i.e., those channels over the airwaves, which were originally, then mostly, free, and some by satellite (unscrambled), as well as "community antena television" which was a big communal antena to which [[=TVs=]] were connected to get better reception, in areas where it was poor like mountains and the countryside, the underlying technology later being repurposed for modern cable TV[[/note]]. It was a ScareCampaign which urged people to sign a petition to ban "pay TV", as people shouldn't pay for what they already had for free and [[ScareEmStraight it would be another place where monsters appeared]]. According to some commentaries, this bilge was successful in some communities up until the day [[MoneyDearBoy local governments discovered "pay TV" could be taxed]].
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