Online lynch mobs sometimes take the form of "human flesh search engines", where personal details of targeted individuals are pooled together by a mob of netizens (most commonly concentrating from discussion forums).


Date
Target
Media
Cause
Consequence
Reference
May 21, 2008
Gao Qianhui (高千惠)
Youtube
Said nasty things about the victims of the Sichuan quake
"That was enough to send netizens into a frenzy and they soon went checking all her personal details andputting them up online. Subsequently, messages purporting to be from her family members were also posted online"
Shanghaiist: Online lynch mobs find second post-quake target; Liaoning girl detained by the police