Monica Lewinsky: online we have a compassion deficit and an empathy crisis

“We have created a culture of humiliation. There is another price tag to public shaming. The price is not measured in the cost to the victim but rather the price measured by the profit of those that prey on them. The violation of others is ruthlessly mined and packaged and sold as a profit. Whether it is for likes, clicks or perverse pleasure, shame is a commodity and public humiliation is an industry. How is money made? Clicks,” she argues.

Her answer to this issue is empathy. She believes that spreading empathy, flagging bullies online and posting positive comments is the only way to combat the problem