"Many people feel that they get online from their own home, they can post whatever they want. But the Internet belongs to a public information space, it is different from one's home or private space. Sometimes one sentence can cause very harmful consequences," commented an Internet expert.
"The main function of Jingjing and Chacha is to intimidate, not to answer questions," our reporter was told by officials in charge of The Internet Security and Surveillance Division of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau. The Internet has been always monitored by police, the significance of Jingjing and Chacha's appearence is to publicly remind all netizens to be conscious of safe and healthy use of the Internet, self-regulate their online behavior, and maintain harmonious Internet order together.
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"Sometimes one sentence can cause very harmful consequences."... boy, ain't that the truth.