Internet ushers in new age of charity
offers information on online charity more transparently and frequently. Despite the positives, however, the development of online charity this year has not been without glitches. Late last month, it was revealed that Luo Er, who went online to seek public help to save his 5-year-old from leukemia, had hidden from people the fact that he owned three apartments — one in Shenzhen and two in Dongguan in South China’s Guangdong province. Luo eventually returned the more than $360,000 money he had received to the donors but only after raising a controversy.
Some have called Luo “a liar” and blamed online charity for giving him the chance to fool the Good Samaritans. What such people forget is that the truth came to light only because of the internet.