After buying 50,000 yuan (about $ 7,621) worth of chocolate to cheer up classmates during the blockade, Chinese graduate students were hit by a cyberattack to “show off.”
Shanghai 4th week of blockadePhilosophy graduate student Chen Zhenzhen sought an opportunity to cheer up his classmates after a college counselor encouraged students to stay positive.
“Chocolate is not a substitute for food, but it may be given. [classmates] It makes me feel psychologically peaceful and loved by others, “Chen told the Shanghai Daily. English East Day.
Chen, who runs an online store and is a photographer for weddings, initially planned to spend money on camera lenses.Instead, she spent 50,000 yuan (about $ 7,621) in her savings to buy bulk orders for chocolate from a local supermarket, Shanghai observers reported via. South China Morning Post..
“This is also the biggest purchase I have made in my life,” Chen told the Shanghai Daily. “But I think it’s worth it because it can make a lot of people happy.”
After the university delivered chocolates to a student trapped in a dorm on April 4, a graduate student posted about her experience on a social media platform in China. There she first received praise and gratitude. The students sent a picture of the chocolate in the shape of “Thank U” and Chen’s initials “CZZ”.
However, as Internet users began to make abusive remarks to Chen, the positive message quickly became mean, and many alerted her and accused her of recklessly spending her parents’ money. The bombing of hostile comments left graduate students away from the internet for a week after feeling horrified and broken heart.
For example, one Internet user blatantly accused Chen of paying attention and misrepresenting his kindness. “You seem to be trying to get the attention of the world, why are you pretending to be a kind person? Garbage.”
A lawyer at a law firm in Shanghai told Morning Post that he believed that online abuse in Mr Chen’s case would file a proceeding in accordance with the defamation guidelines published in 2013.
The 2013 new guidelines China’s Defamation Prevention Act states that an individual can face up to three years’ imprisonment if a hostile message is seen more than 5,000 times or shared more than 500 times. The guidelines were created to combat the spread of false information throughout the Internet.
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