Ve­rac­ity of posts ap­peal­ing for money has to be checked

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - COMMENT - LUO ER, A WRITER IN SHEN­ZHEN

in South China’s Guang­dong prov­ince, re­cently pub­lished an ar­ti­cle via the do­mes­tic so­cial me­dia plat­form WeChat seek­ing help for his 6-year-old daugh­ter who suf­fers from leukemia. His post was re­posted more than 100,000 times and Luo re­ceived more than 2 mil­lion yuan ($290,066) in do­na­tions. How­ever, re­ports say he co­op­er­ated with a com­mer­cial com­pany to spec­u­late on his daugh­ter’s ill­ness. Bei­jing News com­ments:

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