|Lynndie England holding a leash attached to a prisoner|
|Surveillance camera in Chinese classroom|
Surveillance media can be easily manipulated and misread, which is why I do not trust it at all. It was the misleading of the image that give the military specialist Sabrina Harman a felony sentence because she raised her thumb up in front of a dead body in one of the photos in the case of Abu Ghraib, however in fact she was just trying to document everything and to expose the disgusting behavior of those American soldiers. Sergeant Charles Graner cropped himself out of the picture to let people think it was Lynndie England who put the leash on the prisoner. Other forms of surveillance are also morally controversial. The surveillance cameras in Chinese high schools basically insinuate that those students are just like prisoners or thieves. However, surveillance media still reveals the truth and secrets to the public helping us to uncover those ugly deeds done by some people in every corner of the world.
All in all, in my opinion, modern ways of surveillance is fundamentally controversial. the only neutral scenario is when it is used for entertainment purpose, just like the film We Live In Public. To volunteeringly expose one's own life to the public is nothing harmful, at least compared to the insulting cameras in Chinese high schools.