I wasn’t sure if there was a better place to ask this question or if there was an article about it, so forgive me for any oversight.
Lately, it seems that people are using their cell phone to video record or photograph strangers without permission. People are being recorded for not wearing masks, for supporting a political issue, or for other perceived slights. The cell phone camera has become a weapon used to shame or dox people.
If I am being recorded, say for having a bumper sticker, or if I see someone else being unjustly recorded, it feels intrusive and I feel the need to ask or tell the recorded to back off.
I know we have been told to avoid altercations and confrontations. What happens if you decide that to stand up for yourself or someone else, and the recorder becomes aggressive? What if they refuse to stop recording?
I guess my question is, is the best option for when you are being recorded without permission is to walk away as quickly and peacefully as possible?