Even in Lebanon, Online Negative PR is Starting To Bite

While mainstream media is busy criticizing Mr. Saad Hariri’s “Amateurism” for engaging with his supporters on Twitter, here’s a little story that reminds everyone why we should take such things a bit more seriously.

A few days ago, an average Lebanese guy took a picture in a movie theater in Beirut. He blogged about it, and three days later, the Washington Post is calling the Lebanese embassy in Washington and asking for an explanation.

Playing smarty pants with existing laws and exercising discretion on whether or not they’re enforced is silly. Bad laws should go away for good and idiotic censorship should stop once and for all.

You never know when a camera is around the corner and your embarrassment becomes a global sensation.