The internet is a powerful tool in pretty much every way imaginable. Whether it's being used to search for important information, to shop online for your necessities without needing to leave your house, to keep in contact with people who live half the world away, or even just keeping track of your favorite hobbies, it basically makes everything just a little bit easier.
Of course, it's also been an invaluable tool for bringing all sorts of ne'er-do-wells to justice, as pretty much any kind of illicit deeds posted online are easily given to the authorities. Whether it's dumb criminals revealing themselves on security footage, or much more hidden and insidious issues that someone happened to capture on a cell phone, you can bet that if it's been recorded, it's somewhere online for people to find.
However, before you go about becoming an internet vigilante yourself, it's important to note that sharing something online can often carry unforeseen consequences, either to the person it relates to or yourself. You don't want to suddenly find yourself accused of committing a crime yourself in the process of trying to bring a criminal to justice.
Case and point: a new video depicting child abuse has been making the rounds on social media, and while people are trying to play detective and figure out the culprit, police are warning that they might actually be committing a crime themselves by sharing the video...