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Psychological torture is being exploited by states to circumvent the more widely understood ban on physically inflicting pain and may open the way to a future of “cybertorture”, the UN torture rapporteur, Nils Melzer, has said.

Psychological torture is being exploited by states to circumvent the more widely understood ban on physically inflicting pain and may open the way to a future of “cybertorture”, the UN torture rapporteur, Nils Melzer, has said.

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  1. reddit is like 2/3 self induced cybertorture

  2. >Psychological torture is being exploited by states to circumvent the more widely understood ban on physically inflicting pain and may open the way to a future of “cybertorture”, the UN torture rapporteur has said.

    >Nils Melzer, professor of international law at the University of Glasgow and the UN’s special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, is cautioning that the internet could be used systematically to target individuals remotely – through “intimidation, harassment, surveillance, public shaming and defamation”.

    Quite scary to think about state forces (or even NGO’s) weaponizing the internet in that way.

  3. Sounds like techniques being employed by the current WH regime.

  4. I imagine having a VR set fixed to your head and no control of what you see or hear would be one of the most effective and horrific tortures possible.

  5. Reminds me of Altered Carbon

  6. HA can we please just shut off the fucking internet

  7. cybertorture sounds intriguing….

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    deleting peoples social media “likes” or something…

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