Some of the names of controversial websites have been mentioned while generalities have been used to describe the others as there were more than one that fell under the same category.
1. The Pirate Bay
This website exists for those who want to downloaded movies or music- it is legal and illegal- depending on what you’re downloading. The users are given a chance to locate and share torrent files. The Pirate Bay created controversy some time back but because it was found that it offered text files and not data that was illegal as such, attempts to shut it down failed.
Ogrish.com featured such images and data about accidents, executions and war that were uncensored and therefore, shocking. The material was gory and graphic enough to make the viewer nauseous. Its catch line was changed from “Can You Handle Life” to “Uncover Reality” and the website’s design was drastically changed.
This is another ‘shock website’ which basically collects morbid and gruesome photographs. This includes images of deformities, bloody fatalities and autopsies. Rotten was a subject of great controversy when it was founded about 14 years back but hasn’t changed much since then. The website is truly disgusting, to say the least.
4. Fight Videos
There are certain websites out there that exist for the sole purpose of showcasing gang fights and the like for the viewing pleasure of the public. The more disturbing part here is that kids end up beating each other up just to record it and then post it on the site.
Websites like NAMBLA are encouraging the development of physical relationships between adults and those minors that give their okay. Sadly, these sites have become quite popular over the years as people like Allen Ginsberg have made it clear that they support the so-called movement.
This term is used to describe those collectibles that are murder or violence related. Sometimes the ‘art’ is published by murderers and they make a hefty profit in the end. There are certain laws in the United States that prohibit this practices but unfortunately, it is not taken seriously.
7. The Glorification of Serial Killers
Some bizarre websites on the internet tend to glorify serial killers. The creators of such sites seem to be obsessed with the gruesome acts that these individuals carry out and feel the need to talk about them endlessly. Frankly, they need help and should log off the internet and spend their time with psychiatrists.
8. Photos from Crime Scenes
Photographs from crime scenes are collected and put up on the internet. These sites are controversial because not only are they disturbing but also insensitive as far as the victim’s family is concerned.
There is one particular website on the internet which tells those who have suicidal tendencies to leave behind a ‘good looking corpse’. The creators help users write out suicide notes and the manner in which the text is written is not only convincing but also gentle. There are others that encourage suicide if people are too depressed and want to ‘leave the world’.
Anorexia is an eating disorder which takes the lives of thousands of young people on a yearly basis. Mindless websites out there encourage such lifestyles that revolve around the disorder and provide ‘helpful’ tricks and tips. Photographs of skinny models are meant to act as ‘thinspiration’ for overweight girls and boys.