‘Not your personal army!’ Investigating the organizing property of retributive vigilantism in a Reddit collective of websleuths

Abstract This paper investigates a collective of websleuths called the Reddit Bureau of Investigation (RBI) that contains over 70,000 members. Websleuthing, or the investigative practices undertaken online by individuals who are not professional security providers, is an increasing trend. While conducting investigations on Reddit constitutes somewhat of a transgressive practice, the online platform’s history is […] Lire la suite