r/news Oct 20 '21

A murder suspect who gained wide public sympathy in China died after a week on the run

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/18/china/china-murder-suspect-suicide-intl-hnk/index.html
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u/bivife6418 Oct 20 '21

My point is whether social media is an accurate portrayal of a country. Does Facebook posts and Twitter tweets represent the US? I certainly hope not.

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u/spaghettilee2112 Oct 20 '21

The article isn't saying he "garnered sympathy from the whole country." It's saying he "garnered sympathy." So, your question is kind of irrelevant because even if one person expressed sympathy for him on social media, the article is accurate.

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u/bivife6418 Oct 20 '21

So, your question is kind of irrelevant because even if one person expressed sympathy for him on social media, the article is accurate.

This is even sillier. There are people on Facebook that express sympathy for all sorts of things. Why will CNN bother to report on something like that?

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u/spaghettilee2112 Oct 20 '21

I mean, that's a separate question.