2018-07-08 21:57:27 UTC
I remember reading a short story that sort-of predicted the typical black mirror plot of "social media will kill you". If I remember correctly, the idea is that if you get a number of negative votes above a certain threshold, which I think was 50,000 but might have been more, it becomes legal to kill you and not get punished.
I seem to remember it was written by someone known as a milsf author, such as Pournelle, or Stirling. The story may have been published in the 80's, but I read it in the last decade.