Monday, September 17, 2007

Another tragic computer related death in an Asian country, another story no one bothers to check for authenticity

How often are news organizations going to fall for these stories in which someone in an Asian country collapses and dies from using too much scary computer, so much that he forgets to do basic things like drink water, eat, and sleep? Apparently, the story is just too good to pass up. It's about internet addiction, which is scary, so the story's just GOT to be true!

In China, don't they have a history of demonizing the internet anyway?

At least this fake story from 2005 gave the poor sap a "name." A year later the Washington Post picked up the story and reported it as fact without researching, I guess (8th paragraph). Or without sharing their information if they did research it. What did those 10 people die from, exactly? What are "game addiction related causes"?

How about this this story from all the way back in 2002, in Taiwan? Whatever happened to these people? Did anyone ever follow up on these stories later? Or just repeat them? Jackasses.

I love the internet! I love video games!

1 comment:

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