Man Wins Lawsuit Against Online Vigilante Mob In China | Techdirt.

In China, online mobs are becoming a headache for the authorities, so they are losing lawsuits leveled. Basically it seems that freedom of speech is being threatened here, but the trouble is that the Chinese mobs are basically lynching people: When the crowd found out a guy whose wife committed suicide was adulterous and she had written about the affair in her diary, they made him lose his job and they vandalized his parents house.

One things pretty sure: If it had been a guy who had killed himself over a woman’s cheating, the authorities wouldn’t have stepped in when the online community made her life a little bit harder.

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