A story in Rappler shows how quickly one can be a target of a videojacking and how it can devastate the unsuspecting target. This young man shows resilience and strength of character for having gone through it and how he chooses to use his story to help others.
MANILA, Philippines - If there's one person who could preach about using social media for social good, it's Chris Lao.
In 2011, Lao became Internet-famous for driving right into a flooded street in Quezon City. The incident was caught on camera, and the video quickly became viral: netizens were quick to brand him a rich kid with no common sense for driving into an obviously impassable street. His now-famous exclamation -- "I was not informed!" -- became the meme of the season.
But the reactions didn't stop, and soon they became more vicious and hateful: Lao became a victim of cyberbullying.
The cyberbully victim-turned-lawyer now speaks out to encourage netizens to think about the consequences of their social media footprints -- and to use them for social good.
Watch as Lao tells his story:
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