human flesh search engine - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    people who conduct widespread research using internet media such as blogs, chat rooms, forums etc

    Within hours, Ms Gao had become the latest victim of a human flesh search engine, where Chinese netizens become cyber-vigilantes and online communities turn into the world’s largest lynch mobs.

    Submitted on 27/10/2009