Weibo: Mango Entertainment
[Wu Yifan wins defamation case. Justice may be late, but it won’t be absent.] The court posted a poster of Wu Yifan winning his defamation case today. The contents of the message are that all shapes and forms of media are flourishing these days, with many grasping at straws and passing on rumors. The cost of creating gossip is low, and lurid editing is easy to achieve. All sorts of ill winds online must be punished heavily. We await further action from Wu Yifan after this judgement, and trust in the fair rulings of the courts.
Part of the notice is posted below:
A certain Weibo account accused Wu Yifan of owing RMB 3.5B due to gambling, whoring, drinking, and excessive partying. Wu Yifan sued for slander, and the courts have determined on Jan. 12 that this Weibo account is to post for 15 days in a row apologizing to Wu Yifan, in addition to paying psychological damages of RMB 20,000 and legal fees of RMB 12,200.
In addition, the company operating the Weibo website has been ordered to pay economic damages of RMB 120,000 and psychologicaldamages of RMB 100,000. However, the company has said that it has revealed the personal information of the Weibo account and deleted the posts. Thus, it shouldn’t be held responsible.
Netizens react below:
[+2,245] I support Wu Yifan’s protecting his rights and protest against cyber bullying
[+1,874] I trust that the law will uphold justice
[+1,610] I support Wu Yifan, Wu Yifan is always on the side of justice
[+1,535] I support protecting your rights and protest against cyber bullying!
[+1,420] I support Wu Yifan protecting his rights
[+1,296] A society ruled by law should punish cyber bullying harshly. The truth will be explained by the law
[+1,119] It costs so little to perpetuate rumors. How is the damage to Wu Yifan just tens of thousands?
[+1,062] I support protecting your rights!
[+998] This is only one item in the entire case. The others are still undergoing examination. They’ll come one by one! The true source of the rumors must heavily punished, all those who should receive their just desserts will receive them!
Source: Sina Weibo
[+17,310] I support reasonable protection of one’s rights
[+15,218] Punish those rumormongers heavily, so disgusting
[+12,219] Support Wu Yifan
[+11,893] Support protecting your rights
[+11,525] Supporting Wu Yifan, he was marred too heavily
[+10,754] Mm, we should punish the ill winds on the internet
[+9,355] Support protecting your rights!
[+7,910] Here in support
[+8,174] Those who make up rumors should pay the price. I support using the law to protect your rights
[+6,888] All this slander is rather boring. We’ll slowly get through everything. Let’s look forward
[+6,164] Justice is never late. Online rumors are too frightening
[+5,466] I confess my love to Wu Yifan
[+5,362] One has to pay the price for creating rumors. I hope people can watch their words and actions online
[+5,386] I support Wu Yifan and firmly oppose online bullying