2018-09-08 20:35:07 UTC
* I may have read it in an anthology of "controversial" or "edgy" stories, I think the story is from the late 80's. The anthology itself might be more recent.
* The anthology may have been published by Baen, or the author was a Baen regular. I thought maybe Pournelle or Stirling but couldn't find a story that fit the plot.
* Plot: a future society in which, if enough people downvote you (the number is, I think, 500,000 or thereabouts), it becomes legal to kill you. The protag made a lot of people angry and can now be killed.
* there may have been a communication device shaped like a watch, worn by everyone, that has something to do with it.
That's all I remember. I read it in this decade, 10-5 years ago.
Does anyone recognize it?