Amnesty International Campaign Finds Facebook Users Guilty Of Crimes Based Social Activity

Amnesty International's New Zealand branch created a tool that scans your timeline for updates that could get you arrested in other countries.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on June 27, 2013.

Amnesty International’s New Zealand branch has an online tool that scans your Facebook Timeline and looks at how the freedom of your lifestyle measures up globally. As New Zealand was named one of the freest countries on Earth, ‘Trial By Timeline‘ highlights what it might be like to be punished for attempting a quality of life some take for granted.

Campaign Finds Facebook Users Guilty Of Crimes Based On Social Activity

The online tool pulls out any likes, words and updates you’ve posted that could have you arrested, tortured, fined or even sentenced to the death penalty in other parts of the world, showing the stark reality others face.

The ‘Trial by Timeline’ summary informs you how many times you would have been beaten, tortured and persecuted for these “crimes”, which could be associated with your gender, nationality, relationships, social activity or political views.

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