Coronavirus fears have inspired shaming and death threats online. This is how public concern turns into harassment.

As people adjust to the new normal of surviving a pandemic, many are documenting their quarantine activities online — a decision that often leads to intense scrutiny and even harassment. Fashion influencer Arielle Charnas received intense backlash online for her behavior after receiving a positive COVID-19 diagnosis — criticism, Charnas says, that even took the form of death threats.



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